This coming weekend we see IBF Flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero (22-3, 14) face off against the unbeaten Charlie Edwards (8-0, 3) in what will be Caimsero's European debut.
The bout gives Edwards a chance to claima world title in just 9th fight whilst it will also serve as Caimsero's first chance to defense the IBF title he won in China earlier this year.
When the bout was announce the the odds on the winner were interesting with Casimero best priced at 8/13 and Edwards a surprising 5/4.
Since those opening odds things have changed slightly. The odds on Casimero to win have been shortened with the Filipino now priced at 5/7 whilst Edwards is 11/8. Not a big shift, but a shift all the same with the money seemingly coming in more on Casimero than Edwards, despite the confidence of the Englishman who claims the result is "written in the stars". As for the draw that's 22/1.
What gamblers may be more interested in is the "Method of Victory" market as opposed to the "To win" market. This is where things do get interesting. Casimero to win inside the distance is around 6/4, the favoured outcome. Caismero by decision on the other hand is 9/2, with fans believing the experienced Filipino has the power to see off Edwards. For Edwards to win the decision the odds are 12/5, giving a much better return for his backers than the straight "To win" market. For those fancying Edwards to record a stoppage the odds of 6/1 may be very alluring, though Edwards is clearly not a puncher and Casimero has proven his toughness through his career, with only a single stoppage loss.
Interestingly the bout is 4/5 to not go the distance and evens to go the 12 rounds.
Casimero continues road journey as he faces fast tracked Englishman Edwards
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