On paper it's a tough test for Inoue, but one we all expect him to pass with fly colours. In fact despite Kono being much more experienced and being a multi-time champion himself many are viewing this bout as a foregone conclusion as we slowly move towards the potential Super Flyweight super fight between the Monster and Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez, which seems likely to take place in 2017.
The bout is seen as such a mismatch that the bookies have Inoue priced as almost unbackable favourite. He is available from between 1/14 and 1/20, suggesting a return of around 7% to 5%. Whilst he is clearly in better shape for this bout than he was for his previous bout, against Petchbarngborn Kokietgym, it's always hard to back someone with such poor returns.
A Kono win is seen as a massive upset and bookies have priced him at between 25/2 and 7/1, offering a high return on something seen as incredibly unlikely. For Kono being the under-dog is normal but even his most ardent of supporters is unlikely to favour him here against the Monster
For those perhaps interested in the draw, or technical draw, the odds on that are between 25/1 and 28/1.
At the moment only the "To win" market is available though we suspect more markets may open up in the next day or two.