Whilst this may be true, he was destroyed by both. It's always worth remembering not to bet the underdog purely because they are the underdog, as well as previous opponents isn't always an indicator of being that talented. For example, Josesito Lopez (no denying he has talent) has faced Mora, Vargas, Ortiz, Canelo, Maidana and Berto. Out of them names the latter 3 all KO'd him in the first half of the fight; but no doubt they are all good names to have faced. But I wouldn't bet on him if he were to face an unbeaten prospect like Ponomarev or Gomez nowadays unless he was at 8.00 (+700.00) or higher, otherwise I just feel like I'm throwing away money purely hoping that an underdog will win, even if I don't think it has a decent chance. Sometimes it does work out like that and a shock 13.00 etc does come in but it's miss more often than hit and I don't find it profitable in the long run, even with a big win now and then. That being said it's of course up to whoever is placing the bet to bet however they want on whoever they want. I enjoy watching past fights and breaking them down, giving analysis etc and try to do it with all fights before I place a bet which is why I have a good strike rate at pretty good odds. Sometimes it's just logical to bet on a favourite instead of trying to find value that isn't there on an underdog, or bet rounds or method of winning etc. If anyone ever does want a breakdown or analysis on an upcoming fight or boxer then feel free to tag me and I'll do the best I can. I'm by no means saying I can give an expert breakdown or predict every fight but I'm happy to help in any way I can going by my current knowledge as well as re-watching fights., we're all searching for a win at the end of the day.