This coming Friday fight fans will get the chance to see Zhanat Zhakiyanov (26-1, 18) challenge WBA Bantamweight "Super" champion Rau'shee Warren (14-1-0-1, 4), in what will be Warren's first defense and Zhakiyanov's biggest bout to date. The contest, set to take place in Ohio, is an exellent match up as a power puncher takes on a skilled and speedy operator in what should tell us a lot about both fighters.
Coming in to the bout several companies will be taking bets on the contest and, unsurprisingly, Warren is a clear betting favourite.
The genral price for Warrn is to win is is between 3/10 and 1/5, showing just how much of a favourite the American is. As for Zhakiyanov he is available as high as 7/2, with most places having him around 1/3 and 3/10.
With the bout being a pretty notable one the bookies are carrying more than just the "To win" market with method of victory being another notable one.
In that market the favoured result is is Warren by decision, at 4/7, whilst Warren by stoppage is an attractive 3/1. Zhakiyanov is regarded a 5/1 shot to score a stoppage himself whilst the Kazakh claiming a decision is an outlier at 14/1. For those interested in a draw the odds are 25/1.
Another market is the "over-under", or "Total Rounds" market. The spread here is 9.5 rounds with the under being priced at 5/2 whilst the over is 2/7.
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