Tomorrow we'll see WBC Light Flyweight champion Ken Shiro (10-0, 5) [拳 四朗] make his first defense, as he faces mandatory challenger, and former champion, Pedro Guevara (30-2-1, 17) in Tokyo.
The bout is an interesting one on paper, and is one where fans have been pretty split on the winner. That has been shown in the odds for the fight as well, with the bookies seeing this as a very competitive match up.
The bookie make Ken Shiro the favourite, with the Japanese fighter best priced at priced at 8/13 to retain his title, which the challenger is available at 13/8 to reclaim a title he actually lost in Japan nearly 2 years ago. As for those interested in backing the draw, the odds on that are 20/1.
The "To Win" market isn't the only one available for this bout. Another market available is the "Total Rounds" market, which has seen the over/under being set at 9.5 rounds. The over has been priced at 1/4 whilst the under is available at 11/4, suggesting that the bookies think the bout will go well beyong 9.5 rounds, likely the distance.
Ken Shiro takes on mandatory Guevara!
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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