Picks and Prediction for Michel Rivera vs. Jon Fernandez – July 3, 2021

| July 1, 2021 6:58 am PDT

If you’re hoping to bet on the boxing this Saturday, July 3, add Michel Rivera vs. Jon Fernandez to your list right now. 

Even better, stick with me as I take a look at the latest odds for Rivera vs. Fernandez, add my favorite bets for the fight, and explain who wins between the unbeaten Dominican and the Spanish bruiser.

The bout plays a supporting role to the Colbert vs. Nyambayar main event in Showtime’s card at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. Although the bill-topper will be an exciting one to watch, I strongly believe this will be a better contest overall.

I’ll be making my Rivera vs. Fernandez predictions and pick below. So, if you’re looking to gamble on the fight, and want to get some advice for who to back, keep reading, and I’ll fill you in. 

Rivera vs. Fernandez – Who Wins?

  • Michel Rivera by KO/TKO

I’m not expecting to see my Rivera vs. Fernandez prediction come as a shock to anyone who knows the game.

The Dominican enters this contest with a record of 20-0 and is brimming with confidence ahead of what is a massive opportunity to take the next step in his career. 

I believe the young lightweight prospect to hold the better hand in this bout, and I’ll explain why after I cover all the angles for betting on Rivera vs. Fernandez. 

First up, let’s see the latest odds for Rivera vs. Fernandez online.

Rivera vs. Fernandez Odds

Michel Rivera’s Odds to Win-625
Jon Fernandez’s Odds to Win+350

The best boxing apps and sportsbooks have some of the best odds for Rivera vs. Fernandez. 

As you can see, “La Zarza Ali” is the bookies’ favorite, but not by a major length. The odds for Rivera to win might put some bettors off, especially as some believe it could be a tough night for the man who models himself on the late, great Muhammad Ali.

Betting on Fernandez to beat Rivera? The good news is that the odds are much easier on the eye.

You can get +350 for Spain’s hope to come through with the victory. That’s not a bad price at all for the 21-1 Bilbao-native, if you have faith in his abilities. 

I’m not overly sold on an upset, as shown by my best bets for Rivera vs. Fernandez.

Top Rivera vs. Fernandez Bets

  • Rivera to Win 
  • Rivera to Win by KO/TKO
  • Fight to End Under 7.5 Rounds

Let’s pick up with my top bets for Rivera-Fernandez with the win market.

Look, the odds for Rivera to beat Fernandez aren’t amazing, but they are far from dreadful. He has the advantages in skill and power and will be fighting for the sixth straight time in the United States.

Rivera has won six of his last ten bouts by way of stoppage, and I don’t see this one going the distance.

As tough as Fernandez is, he has mostly competed at European level. This is the most significant test of his career to date and one that will more than likely see him stopped inside the distance. 

I can’t give you the odds for Rivera vs. Fernandez prop bets, as they are not available at the time of writing. But I suggest opting for the fight to end under 7.5 rounds if you’re looking for a solid bet on this bout. The odds should be worthy of the gamble.

Here’s why.

Why Rivera Beats Fernandez

Now, this has the makings of an excellent scrap.

Both men will be game, and it should be close for the first half of the fight, at least. But from the midway point onward, I think we’ll see the quality of Rivera show itself. 

The power-punching Fernandez will give a good account of himself but will find it difficult to keep up with the pace of the Dominican. Although the hard-hitting Spanish fighter believes he is the better all-around fighter, I disagree. 

Rivera is the stronger of the two and has more experience of fighting guys of equal stature. Although he gives up three inches in height to the 5’11 Fernandez, he is perfectly comfortable at fighting in the pocket and popping his jab off from the outside.

Tactically, Fernandez’s best chance is to come out of the gate like a demon and take the fight to his man. But I believe he will be reluctant to show his cards early on, which could ultimately lead to him being thrown off by the smart work of his opponent.

The betting pick for Rivera vs. Fernandez is a KO/TKO win in Round 6 for the Dominican.

More Betting Picks and Wagers for the Weekend

We have a couple of solid fights going down this weekend, with this lightweight clash probably the pick of the bunch.

There is, of course, a lot more sport going down, and that means more betting opportunities for you.

If you’re thinking of perusing the latest betting advice, predictions, and picks, you can find them on the following sections of our site.

Until next time!

Adam Haynes
Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

When Adam isn't writing about those, as well as politics, rugby, and Gaelic Games, he can be found working on methods and strategies to beat the bookies.

For his troubles, Adam is a fan of Leinster Rugby, Glasgow Celtic, and trusting the process.

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