Martinez vs Cordova Prediction: Cordova Can Win This



Martinez vs Cordova Prediction: Cordova Can Win This

The Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) event that's taking place this weekend is chalk-full of thrilling fights — but our Martinez vs Cordova prediction is that this bout might be the one everybody is talking about by the time the fights are over. 

Given that this bout is for the WBC world flyweight belt, the stakes have never been higher for either of these two warriors.

And with each of them looking to put on a show and prove their greatness to a global audience, our Julio Cesar Martinez vs Angelino Cordova prediction is that fans won't want to miss a single second of this fascinating flyweight matchup.

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Julio Cesar Martinez Preview

Despite having dealt with seven cancelled bouts since 2020, Julio “El Rey” Cesar Martinez — a Mexican boxer with a 20-3 professional record, which includes 15 KO victories — has still remained active enough to prove he's one of the world's best flyweights. 

Martinez is one of the most fearless fighters we've ever seen in the ring — which can work both for and against him.

In some of his flyweight title fights, Martinez has looked nearly unbeatable. But there have also been other bouts where the reigning WBC world flyweight champion has looked susceptible.

Given that his style is predicated in talking forwards and trusting that he can absorb punches better than his opponents, our Julio Cesar Martinez vs Angelino Cordova prediction is that the champion will need to prove that he has the power advantage early on in the fight. 

If Martinez does have more power than Cordova, we expect the champion to find success on Saturday. 

Angelino Cordova Preview

Angelino “Huracan” Cordova — a Venezuelan fighter with a 18-0-1 record, which includes 12 KO victories — has the opportunity of a lifetime this weekend. 

He has also showed why he's more than capable of becoming the next WBC flyweight champion in recent wins.

Despite weighing only 112 pounds, there's no question that Cordova can pack a punch. Yet, the two advantages we know Cordova will have over Martinez is both height and reach — which are each major factors in this fight. 

Our Martinez vs Cordova prediction is that Cordova would be wise to try and remain on the outside, landing jabs against the shorter Martinez. 

While Cordova doesn't have a huge reach advantage, every single inch counts during a fight at this elite level. If Cordova can make that apparent early and often, he could produce the most shocking record on this stacked PBC card

Julio Cesar Martinez vs Angelino Cordova: Seismic Upset in Store

Our official Martinez vs Cordova prediction is that Angelino Cordova will win.

While Martinez is a moderate favorite, we think Cordova has a champion's mindset that will shine through. Therefore, we think that Cordova to win — currently available at +260 — is a solid bet. 

But because we believe Martinez will be tough to knock out, we also think that taking the fight to go the distance — currently available at -118 — is worth your while. 

Enjoy watching this wonderful flyweight war!

Grant Young is a sports writer from San Francisco. He has had two professional Muay Thai fights: he got knocked out in one, and got a knockout in the other. When it comes to his favorite fighters, it's Israel Adesanya, and then it's everyone else.