Tomorrow we see the ring return of WBO Super Flyweight champion Naoya Inoue (10-0, 8) [井上 尚弥] who battles against Thai challenger Petchbarngborn Kokietgym (38-7-1, 18) [เพชรบางบอน ก่อเกียรติยิม]. The bout is widely viewed as a massive mismatch but there may be some opportunities for some gamblers to many on the bout.
The "To Win" market favours Inoue in a way that many would expect. The champion is priced at 1/100 almost across the board with the UK bookmakers, and unsurprisingly Petchbarngborn is the clear under-dog, priced between 12/1 and 22/1. By that same token the odds on the draw are huge at 33/1 and 40/1. Obviously barring a shock there will be very little money to be won on the "To win" but there are other markets available for the fight.
For those expecting a stoppage from Inoue he can be backed at 1/10 to score a KO/TKO or a DQ win, whilst Inoue by decision is 11/2. For those wanting the particular on an up Petchbarngborn is 20/1 to win inside the distance and a staggering 33/1 to win by decision.
For those thinking about round betting the most likely rounds for an Inoue win are 3 and 4, both priced at 11/2 whilst oth rounds are priced at 6/1and upwards. The Thai is 100/1 to win in any selected round.
For those who fancy a safe bet, the bout is 1/9 to not go the distance and 5/1 to go the schedule, making a potential 11% return on bets for the bout not to go the distance, a very good looking bet in our eyes.
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