A few moments ago we were alerted to the fact online bookmakers Paddy Power had opened up a number of markets on Thursday's big bout in Japan between the unbeaten Ryota Murata (3-0, 3) and Mexican Jesus Angel Nerio (12-3, 6). Sadly however many of the odds aren't particularly attractive.
The bookmakers have priced Murata as a staggering 1/14 to win the fight making him an unbackable favourite. Nerio of the other hand is 6/1 underdog and although he's Murata's biggest test we can't see him really troubling the Japanese superstar.
Whilst the "To Win" market is one to avoid we do think the "To go the distance" market is well priced with the bout priced at 6/4 to go the scheduled 10 rounds and 1/2 for it to end inside the distance. There is certainly going to be interest here and with Nerio having taken Marco Antonio Periban 8 rounds he is certainly a tough cookie, however Murata is a lot more effective in his work than Periban.
Of course if you fancy the stoppage the odds are you're thinking Murata will be the one to score it and Murata inside the distance is a very tasty 4/6. Sure only Jose Uzcategui has stopped Nerio so far but Murata is sharp, accurate and hurtful, 4/6 is a great price in our eyes. Murata by decision is 7/4 which is a better price than the bout to go the distance if that's what you're expecting. Nerio by decision is an eye watering 16/1 whilst the Mexican by stoppage is 10/1.
There are round markets also available though this tends to be some we ignore ourselves.
(Please note gambling is addictive and we are not advocating it's use, these odds are used for illustrative purposes only)
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