Coming into the bout the 36 year old champion, who is defending the title for the first time, is the betting favourite with the bookmakers pricing him at 4/9 to win the bout and retain his title. A win for Cermeno would see fighters target him next year, with his 37th birthday coming up before the end of the year, though he is certainly the more experienced and more proven man here and despite his age he still knows more than most other fighters in the division, even if he lacks the athleticism of some other fighters in the division.
Nop, listed by his birth name of Anurak Thisa, is stepping up from PABA level to world title level but the 25 year old is confident and is showing real self belief coming into this one. The Thai is priced as the under-dog, but a very live one at 7/4, and could well be worth a bet with some thinking the Thai could have a lot of potential and wouldn't have taken this bout if his team were sure of his ability. Given his youth and unbeaten record he'll be fancying his chances and could well have too much youthfulness for the champion.
For those thinking the two are well matched and very even, the draw is priced at 20/1.
Nop looks to announce himself on world stage as he takes on Cermeno