The 'odds' moved back towards Curtis Cokes just before fight time, as he
was installed as the 10-8 Betting-Favorite.
The 'skinny' was that Jose was 'too small' for Curtis, and would be vulnerable to
the Champion's sharp left jabs, and powerful right hand counter-punches.
Fight Promoter, George Parnassus stated that it was possible for the 'two fighters'
to receive a total fight purse of $120,000.
With $96,000 for the Champion, and $24,000 for the Challenger.