Tomorrow fight fans will see Japanese icon Kazuto Ioka (20-1, 12) [井岡一翔] and return to the ring to defend his WBA Flyweight title against interim champion Stamp Kiatniwat (15-0, 6) [แสตมป์ กระทิงแดงยิม]. The bout is, on paper at least, an even looking contest and a potentially exciting one with Stamp looking to break out and make a name for himsrlf and Ioka lookign to end 2016 as the man regarded as the best Flyweight on the planet.
Coming in to the bout the bookies have priced Ioka, the more recognised man and a 3-weight world champion, as the clear favourite. Although some bookies have priced him as a a 1/33 favourite others have shown a bit more restraint and have him priced at 1/19. Essentially the prices mean the same thing, the see the bout as a foregone conclusion and as an easy defense for the Osakan star. Kiatniwat on the other hand can be backed at a huge 12/1, though we suspect fans may not be piling much money on to him given how laborious he was in both of his wins over Gregorio Lebron, and the huge step up in class here along with this being his first fight outside of Thailand.
As for the draw that has been priced at 33/1.
Whilst there is almost no point in betting on the "To win" market there is sadly no other markets currently available for the bout, so this may be one to just avoid betting on and just enjoy watching instead.
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