Earlier today Paddy Power opened up a number of markets on this Tuesday's WBO Super Flyweight title bout between reigning world champion Omar Andres Narvaez (43-1-2, 13) and fast rising Japanese youngster Naoya Inoue (7-0, 6). The bout is one of the most spoken about bouts in Japan this year with every forum seemingly having at least 1 thread about the fight and there being real discussion about who will win. It is the sort of fight that has people talking and people giving attention to boxing in the east.
With that in mind there is little wonder that Paddy Power have got a wide array of markets available on the fight.
Obvious the Irish based bookies have the "To win" market available. Unlike many fans they aren't split as to who they favour with Inoue priced as a paltry 1/12 favourite whilst Narvaez, the clear under-dog in their eyes, is 11/2. The draw here is 25/1. It's a shame the bookies are being a bit miserly with those odds though it does make sense given that they aren't going to be expect a lot of volume on the market.
For those looking for a little bit more value they may have an interest in the method of victory. Inoue by decision is the "prefered" outcome being priced at 5/6, slightly better than an evens shot. Inoue by stoppage however is 6/4 and demonstrative on his perceived ability, despite the fact he is stepping up 2 weights for this fight. On the other hand Narvaez by decision is 9/1 whilst the Argentinian by stoppage is 12/1. Interestingly the bookies also offer "Either man by.." markets with the "Either man...by stoppage" being priced at 11/10 whilst either man by decision if 4/7. Again it's a bit miserly but there is certainly more value here than there was on the "To win" markets.
An interesting market is the "To be knocked down" market being offered. For Inoue to be knockdown you can get 15/2 whilst for Narvaez to be knockdown down you can get evens, a real shock considering Narvaez has never been down as an amateur or a professional.
For the bout to go the distance you can get 8/13 whilst it's 6/5 on it to be over early, similarly you can get 4/7 on the bout to go over 10.5 rounds whilst it's 5/4 that the bout doesn't go 10.5 rounds.
As well the odds we've mentioned Paddy Power also offer "Round betting" markets.
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