Ivan Calderon vs Hugo Cazares Preview with Betting Odds
By Brad Marchetti, Doghouse Boxing (Aug 26, 2008) DoghouseBoxing.com  
Ivan Calderon vs Hugo Cazares will meet again in Puerto Rico in what will be another treat for blood lust boxing enthusiasts. Calderon will be defending his W.B.O title against the slugger in Calderon’s native Puerto Rico on Saturday night on PPV at 9 PM ET . Ivan Calderon vs Hugo Cazares preview boxing betting odds for this 12-round junior flyweight bout favor the champion Calderon at 9-5 odds.

Calderon is a smooth boxer that is extremely hard to tag with a clean punch. Cazares is a boxer\puncher that will be the naturally bigger man in this fight. Cazares has been know to be 126+ lbs. for his bouts by fight time.

Calderon is an average puncher and will be firing smaller slugs at Cazares who has shotguns in both gloves. Cazares is also a switch hitter that is very aggressive with his awesome combination punching. If Calderon is unable to gain Hugo’s respect it could be a short night for the Boricua slickster this time around. Calderon got Cazares’s respect with his punches through his suspect defense in the first fight. Cazares is a fighter with a huge heart and he will indeed take some more leather to land his share in seek of revenge.

Calderon is always the smaller man in his fights but he can box rings around most anybody. Ivan has all the defensive moves in the book and has the intelligence to adapt to styles and get decision victories. In last fight Calderon looks to have slowed a step but he still has a great boxing I.Q. The Ivan Calderon vs Hugo Cazares boxing betting TOTAL is at 11.5 Rounds with the OVER at a heavy -350.

You have to applaud Calderon for taking on such a tough fight again. Cazares is not a special fighter but he will have too many physical strengths for the great boxing skills that Ivan Calderon has. In a classic Boxer vs Puncher fight the boxer usually wins but in this case the puncher knows how to box enough to make full use of his advantages the second time around. Although the fight is in Calderon’s native Puerto Rico, Cazares has Golden Boy Promotions in his corner to ensure a level playing field if the fight goes to a decision. Cazares should have enough to pull out a revenge win. The challenger Hugo Cazares had this to say about the fight with Calderon on Monday: "I'm feeling very strong and came to Puerto Rico to win this fight, I'm right on schedule to make the weight limit and I'm going to win this fight by knockout!"

Ivan Calderon vs Hugo Cazares Preview Boxing Betting Odds -210

Ivan Calderon vs Hugo Cazares Preview Odds +170
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