This coming Sunday we'll WBO Bantamweight champion Marlon Tapales (29-2, 12) defending his title against Shohei Omori (18-1, 13) [大森 将平] in Osaka. The winner of that bout will know who their mandatory will be as on Saturday we get a WBO Bantamweight world title eliminator. That eliminator will see former IBF Super Flyweight champion Zolani Tete (24-3, 20) battle with former title challenger Arthur Villanueva (30-1, 16) in a very good looking match up on paper.
The bout between Tete and Villanueva will take place in the UK and it's little wonder that UK bookies have priced the bout up for those interested in gambling.
Unsurpringly the talented South African, who has recieved a fair bit of attention in the British boxing media following a massively impressive win over the then touted Paul Butler in 2015, is the betting favourite. In fact Tete is 1/7 to win the bout and become the mandatory for the WBO world title. As for the upset, Villanueva is priced around 6/1, with one bookmaker going as far as 27/4.
It's worth noting that the draw is 28/1.
For those looking for a little more value Tete is around events to win by decision, with the best price being 21/20, whilst a Tete stoppage victory is priced at 6/4. Of course for those more interested in a Villanueva win he is 19/2 to win by stoppage and a huge 11/1 to win by decision!
The bout is priced at evens to not go the distance and around 5/6 to go the distance.
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