Before looking at the odds we thought this was going to be a 50-50 match up, the odds makers however disagree. The best price on Lebedev is 1/2 with the Russian priced as low as 4/11. Jones is a well priced underdog with the best odds of 2/1 shilst some bookies view him as a 7/4 shot.
Method of Victory:
The favoured outcome is with Lebedev winning a decision, this is priced at 2/1. The decision win for Lebedev is priced marginally better than the odds for Lebedev by stoppage which are around 11/5.
As for Jones his favoured outcome is by stoppage at 3/1 whilst Jones by decision is a huge 7/1 with many viewing the bout as one he simply cannot win via decision.
Grouped round betting:
In terms of the group round better Lebedev to score a KO in the second half of the fight is 11/4 and is only beaten by Lebedev via decision. For Jones the favoured group of rounds also the final 6 with odds of 4/1
Although we're not certain we can't help but think that the weigh in has seen some fans swing towards Lebedev, for us though it's very much a 50-50 bout.