- Carlos Takam is a -165 favorite over Jerry Forrest in their main event fight on Thursday.
- The Forrest-Takam fight has +1800 odds of ending in the third round.
- Jerry Forrest is listed at +400 odds to win by KO, TKO, or DQ against Carlos Takam.
LAS VEGAS – The heavyweight division in boxing has seen a resurgence as some of the best fighters in the sport make up a deep and competitive division.
On Thursday, two heavyweight fighters looking to climb back into title contention face-off as Carlos Takam (38-5-1, 28 KO) takes on Jerry Forrest (26-3, 20 KO) in a 10-round fight.
This will be the main event of a five-fight card hosted by Top Rank Boxing at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will provide boxing betting fans with something to bet on.
Carlos Takam is favored to win the match with sportsbooks listing him as a -165 favorite to win his fourth straight fight. Jerry Forrest is worthy of an underdog bet at +135 odds and is capable of pulling off the upset with his power in against the veteran Takam.
Takam Vs. Forrest Betting Odds
- Carlos Takam -165
- Jerry Forrest +135
Bettors looking for a good return on a Takam win can do that in two ways at Bovada.
Betting on Takam to win by KO, TKO, or DQ comes with +210 odds but his +200 odds to win by Decision or Technical Decision might be the best bet since his last two wins have been decided at the judge's table.
Those looking to bet on the underdog Forrest have numerous ways to make major returns at sportsbooks. Betting on what round Jerry Forrest will win is one of the best ways to turn a small wager into a major return.
Forrest Round Betting – Two Round Groups
- Jerry Forrest to Win in Round 1-2 +3000
- Jerry Forrest to Win in Round 3-4 +2200
- Jerry Forrest to Win in Round 5-6 +1600
- Jerry Forrest to Win in Round 7-8 +1600
- Jerry Forrest to Win in Round 9-10 +1800
Taking the +1600 odds on Forrest to win in the middle rounds of 5-8 are the best value bets on the underdog.
The fight should turn into a slugfest as both boxers have shown that they are reliable knockout artists which means bettors should feel comfortable taking the +130 odds on this 10-round match to not go the distance.
Total Rounds (10-round fight) – Carlos Takam vs. Jerry Forrest Fight
- Over 8.5 -200
- Under 8.5 +160
Take the Under for the Takam-Forrest fight at online sports betting apps as this fight is one that shouldn’t be decided by the judges.
Both fighters are aggressive veterans which makes the perfect setup for one of these boxers to be knocked out or the fight to be stopped in the mid-to-late rounds.
The Forrest-Takam fight card will begin at 8 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted by ESPN and EPSN+.