The champion has been priced as the under-dog at Evens, suggesting a 50-50 bout, despite his home adgantage and significant size advantages. Roman, the favourite, is priced at 8/11 to win, a small but yet notable, favourite for his first world title bout and his first bout in Asia.
Sadly, at the time of writing, only the "To Win" market was available, with this particular bookie not carrying the "Draw" which will be considered as a "void" bet if it occurs, or the "Method of victory" market.
Notably our Polish source for odds has the bout priced as a true 50-50 with both men priced at 4/5 to win the contest. Interestingly they have a "Method of victory" market with Kubo priced at 6/5 to take the decision, and 4/1 to get the stoppage and Roman 29/20 for the decision and 7/2 for the stoppage. The Polish site also offers a over/under, with that market set at 10.5 rounds. The under is 3/2 and the over is 9/20.
For those interested the Polish betting website also has odds on the OPBF Lightweight title bout between Masayoshi Nakatani (14-0, 8) [中谷 正義] and Ryan Sermona (20-8-1, 13). For that bout Nakatani has been priced as a 1/20 favourite whilst Sermona is a 21/4 under-dog.
Nakatani looks to extend Oriental title reign as he takes on Sermona!
Shun Kubo hunts for first defence, takes on Daniel Roman!