The vacant WBO light heavyweight is up for grabs Saturday as veteran contenders Joe Smith Jr. and Maxim Vlasov meet for the belt in the main event of a major boxing card at Osage Casino in Tulsa, Okla. The main card is set for 10 p.m. ET. The fighters have nearly 30 years of professional ring experience combined, but both are still looking for their first title from a major governing body. One is guaranteed to leave the ring with the coveted belt following a failed attempt in his previous quest. But both contenders earned their title shot on the merit of five combined straight wins, with Vaslov getting his hand raised three times and Smith capturing back-to-back bouts.
Smith is a -340 favorite (risk $340 to win $100), while Vlasov is priced at +270 in the latest Smith vs. Vlasov odds from William Hill Sportsbook….