Adrien Broner vs Shawn Porter Betting Preview

Published on June 17th, 2015 6:35 pm EST

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Adrien Broner will be taking on Shawn Porter at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday night. In this era of mismatches, Broner and Porter offers a compelling match-up that, according to the bookmakers, is practically a coin flip.

Adrien Broner, who is currently 25 years of age, will enter this bout with a record of 30-1-0. Broner has won his last three fights in a row (John Molina, Jr., Emmanuel Taylor, Carlos Molina) after dropping the first fight of his career to Marcos Rene Maidana in December of 2013. 22 of Broner's 30 wins have come via knockout.

Shawn Porter, on the other hand, currently has a record of 25-1-1. The lone loss of Porter's career came in August of 2014 when he dropped a decision to Kell Brook. Porter has posted wins over the likes of Paul Malignaggi and Erick Bone over the course of his career.

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The fight between Broner and Porter is going to take place at a catchweight of 144 pounds.

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As mentioned, the odds for this fight are extremely close, which is quite unusual for such a high profile fight. Here they are:

Shawn Porter, -125
Adrien Broner, -105

To illustrate how close this fight is expected to be, let's look at the implied odds of each man winning:

Shawn Porter, 55.56%
Adrien Broner, 51.28%

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Pick:

Normally I would have a pick for a fight like this, but Porter vs Broner is just too close to call.

My recommendation? Just sit back and enjoy the fight as two of the sport's best young talents do battle.

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