Tomorrow fight fans in California will get the chance to see 2-weight world champion Donnie Nietes (38-1-4, 22) and former Light Flyweight title holder Edgar Sosa (52-9, 30). The bout is seen as a contest to move Nietes towards a potential Flyweight world title fight in the next 12 months, whilst Sosa will be looking to keep his career alive after being relatively inactive since his 2015 stoppage loss to Roman Gonzalez. A win here for the 37 year old Mexican could open the door to a 4th Flyweight world title fight, following losses to Gonzalez, Akira Yaegashi and Pongsaklek Wonjongkam whilst a win for Nietes will almost certainly secure him a chance to become a 3-weight champion.
Given Sosa's inactivity and age there is little surprise to see him as the under-dog and he has been priced as high as 69/4 by one bookies, with others pricing him around 8/1. The 69/4 odds, which pays more than 17-1, are incredible and suggest the bout is a foregone conclusion before a punch has even been thrown.
Nietes is is the favourite, and whilst two bookies have him at 1/100 others having him at a much more reasonable 1/9, perhaps tempting some fans into putting money on Ahas to extend a 30 fight unbeaten run dating back almost 12 years!
Those interested in the draw maybe tempted by a price of 28/1
Although Sosa has surprised us all in the past, with late career wins over Ulises Solis and Giovani Segura, this might be a bit too much too late for the once very good Sosa.
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