This coming Sunday we'll see IBF Minimumweight champion Hiroto Kyoguchi (8-0, 6) [京口 紘人] make his first defense of the title, as he takes on talented Nicaraguan Carlos Buitrago (30-2-1-1, 17). The bout is one of 3 very interesting world title bouts on Sunday and could either see Kyoguchi on the fringes of a Fighter of the Year Shortlist, thansk to wins over Buitrago and Jose Argumedo, or could see Buitrago make it 4th time lucky after coming up short in 3 other world title bouts.
The bout has been priced up by a number of bookies and whilst they all have Kyoguchi as the favourite they have pretty different looking odds.
Originally Kyoguchi started as an almost unbackable favourite to win but is now available at 3/19 with one book maker, whilst the others have him between 1/8 and a frankly terrible 1/14. Buitrago has seen money pile on and hius odds have dropped from around 8/1 to 6/1 with one bookie, whilst most have him at around 5/1. These are still attractive odds if you fancy the Nicaraguan to claim the win in Tokyo. Those interes in the draw, that's available at 28/1.
The "To win" market isn't the only one available here. There is also a "Total rounds" market available. This has been set at over or under 8.5 rounds, with the over priced at 1/4 and the under at 11/4, perhaps a tempting price on the under.
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