This coming Monday Japanese fans at the Korakuen Hall will get the chance to see an intriguing match up between Japanese former world title challenger Satoshi Hosono (32-2-1, 21) [細野 悟] and Argentina's former world champion Jonathan Victor Barros (40-4-1, 22) who face off in an IBF Featherweight world title eliminator, with the winner expected to get a shot at Lee Selby next year.
Ahead of that bout bookmakers have priced up the fight and have priced Hosono as the betting favourite, with odds of 4/7 on the Japanese warrior to come out on top and secure a 4th world title fight. A win for Hosono was see him continue a 12 fight unbeaten run and build on recent wins over the likes of Akifumi Shimoda, Takuya Watanabe and Rikiya Fukuhara.
Barros, the under-dog, is priced at 13/8 which makes him a live under-dog coming in to the bout. He'll be looking to continue a 6 fight winning run, though we must admit we don't see any sort of notable win during that 6 fight streak. Despite that streak being less than spectacular he has been in the ring with fighters like Mikey Garcia, Juan Carlos Salgado, Celestino Caballero, Miguel Roman and Yuriorkis Gamboa, showing he can mix it with good company.
The bout only has a win market available, and the draw can be backed at 20/1, but it is still nice to see bookies pricing the bout, and hopefully more bouts in Asia will be priced by Western bookies going forward.
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