Understandably Yaegashi, a 3-weight world champion and a genuine hero of the hardcore fight fan who has seen him go to the well so many times during his career, is the betting favourite. What is a bit of a surprise is that the bookies have him priced at 1/9 to win, almost forgetting his struggle with Tecuapetla back in the Spring and the injuries he has suffered from along with the general wear and tear on his body. Whilst we under-stand him being the favourite we do feel that he has been priced a little on the low side.
For those who are interested in the upset Samartlek has been priced at a relatively attractive 5/1, a nice return on the upset. Whilst it's fair to saw that Samartlek isn't close to a prime Yaegashi it must also be said that Samartlek isn't facing a prime Yaegashi but instead a Yaegashi who has really been in a string of damaging fights recently.
Sadly at the time of writing the only markets available is the to win market, with no one offering odds on method of victory or even the draw. Still if you want a bit of a nibble on this one you may well be attracted to the odds on the upset here.
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