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On the undercard of the Munguia vs Ryder event this weekend in Phoenix, Arizona will be an IBF women’s world title bout between current champ Gabriela Fundora and challenger Christina Cruz.
Will the youth of Fundora be too much for the 41-year-old Cruz? Let’s dig deeper into this matchup and find out the Fundora vs Cruz prediction before you bet on any boxing events this weekend.
|GABRIELA FUNDORA vs CHRISTINA CRUZ
|Location of the Game: Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
|Date and Time: January 27, 2024 – 9 PM ET estimated ring walk
|Reason: IBF Women’s World flyweight title bout
|How to watch: DAZN
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|Fight goes the distance (-380)
|Gabriela Fundora (-1600)
The official Fundora vs. Cruz prediction is that Fundora will retain her world title and beat the former US National Champion by unanimous decision. The physical advantages that Fundora has over Cruz are far too much to bet against.
Christina Cruz’s stats in the amateur ranks are very impressive, but professional boxing is a much different beast. Her point-fighting style won’t work as well against a woman with a big reach and height advantage fighting behind a nasty jab.
The long front hand of Fundora is used very well, and she is only 21 years old. Don’t count Cruz out of this one because she will show up in shape and ready to fight hard for all 10 rounds, but she has her work cut out for her.
This is a very competitive fight and the betting odds seem kind of confusing, to be honest. Since Fundora is the A-side of the promotion and has the most potential to become a star in the sport, a bet for a DRAW in this one wouldn’t be bad. Throwing extra change on +3000 odds is always worth it. If Cruz shocks the world and out-boxes Fundora, a draw is very much in the cards as a decision.
Fundora vs Cruz Prediction Odds
The Gabriela Fundora fight odds going into this weekend have her as the massive -1600 betting favorite as the champion. She is also at +300 odds to win by knockout and -270 to win by decision.
According to boxing odds, you can bet on Cruz to get her hand raised at +980 as the underdog. She is also +2500 to win by a knockout finish and +1300 to win by decision.
The other line to bet on for this Fundora vs. Cruz bout is whether or not this fight goes to a decision. Right now, it’s currently favored to go the distance at -380, but you can bet on this bout to end inside the distance at +270.
The Fundora vs. Cruz prediction is pretty simple to make when you only look at what the odds say. Most computer boxing picks are made with only the information that the sportsbooks give out and any analytics that can be given.
Gabriela is the younger sister of Sebastian Fundora, a 20-1-1 light middleweight former interim champion and current top contender. The Fundora fighting this weekend is an American boxer with a professional record of 12-0 and has 5 KO victories. Also, she is 21 years old and her fight alias is Sweet Poison.
Fundora is a 5’9” southpaw boxer with a 69” reach. She has a 42% KO rate and has accumulated 67 total professional rounds since making her debut in 2021.
Cruz is a Latino-American boxer with a 6-0 professional record. She developed her legacy before turning professional in 2021, winning 7 USA National Championships, two world medals, and 10 NY Golden Gloves titles as an amateur. She made both the US and Puerto Rican Olympic teams in 2020, opting to represent Puerto Rico in the Games–unfortunately, that didn’t happen due to the pandemic.
Cruz is a 41-year-old orthodox boxer with a height of 5’5”. She also made her pro-debut in 2021 and has only completed 36 professional rounds prior to her first world title shot this weekend.