This coming Wednesday fans get the chance to see WBA “super” Super Featherweight champion Takashi Uchiyama's (24-0-1, 20) [内山 高志] attempt to record his 12th straight title defense, setting a divisional record and moving to within a single defense of the Japanese national record. In the opposite corner will be once beaten Panamanian Jezreel Corrales (19-1-0-1, 7), a slippery and tricky fighter who has notched up several “B” tier wins, but is looking to prove himself as “A” grade fighter.
On paper it's clear to see that Uchiyama would be the favourite. He's unbeaten, a long reigning champion, the man with the power and the man fighting at home. Surprisingly however he is priced at “just” 1/5, odds much larger than we had expected. In fact we were expecting 1/10 at the very shorted for “KO Dynamite”.
As for Corrales, the odds on the challenger are 9/2 at best, suggesting he's a very liver under-dog, and those odds have been coming down all week. Notably he is fighting outside of the America's for the first time, but he has been very confident in the build up, and it may be that the bookies have been swayed by his unwavering confidence.
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