On Thursday fight fans in Japan will be getting a stacked card, featuring a number of notable fighters on the undercard. Among those on that are card will be former multi-time world champion Brian Viloria (36-5-0-2, 22), who will be making his Japanese debut as he takes on Mexican foe Ruben Montoya (14-4-1, 9), and former world title challenger Ryosuke Iwasa (22-2, 14) [岩佐 亮佑], who be battling Filpiino foe Glenn Medura (8-1-1, 5).
Given the profiles of of both Viloria and Iwasa it should come as nor surprise to see both fighters are clear betting favourites, in fact they are essentially unbackable.
Viloria, who was last seen in the ring in 2015 suffering a stoppage loss to Roman Gonzalez, is priced at 1/100 to defeat Montoya, who has lost 3 of his last 5, including a stoppage loss to the little known Samuel Gutierrez. A win for Montoya is priced at 16/1, showing the huge under-dog status that he has. Whilst clearly not favoured here Montoya does have a slim chance of picking up a victory, and has scored an upset win over Efrain Perez in recent bouts.
As for those perhaps interested in the draw that has been priced at 40/1.
Like Viloria we've also seen Iwasa priced at 1/100 and we've seen his foe, the little known Medura, priced at 16/1. For Iwasa the price makes sense with the Japanese fighter only lost to world class fighters, in the shape of Shinsuke Yamanaka and Lee Haskins, and looking in good form recently with one sided wins in his last 3 bouts. He has been active, in good shape and isn't coming back from a loss or a long lay off. As for Medura he's a Filipino who has never never competed outside of his native Philippines, nor has he ever faced anyone of any note with all of his opponents having been Filipino domestic level fighters. Whilst we have seen Iwasa struggle in the past with under-dogs, notably Richard Pumipic, it's really hard to imagine anything but a straight forward win here in what is expected to be a tune up for "Eagle Eye".
As with the other bout the draw here is priced at 40/1.
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