Later today fights fans will be able to see WBC Light Flyweight champion Ganigan Lopez (28-6, 17) defending his title against Japanese challenger Ken Shiro (9-0, 5) [拳 四朗]. surprisingly there has been betting markets opened on the bout, and, although they will shut shortly, Ken Shiro is interestingly viewed as the betting favourite.
The bookies have priced the Japanese youngster at between 8/11 and 14/19, a slight but notable favourite for his first world title fight. The odds suggest that whilst he is the favourite the bookies haven't gone in hard on him, instead they are viewing the bout as a true 50-50 bout and are slightly favouring the local fighter,due to home advantage.
For those favouring the Mexican world champion,who is by far the more experienced man, the odds on him to retain are a very attractive 11/10 to 14/11, depending on which bookie you use. He's clearly the under-dog, but he's regarded as a very, very live one, and lets not forget he actually won his title in Japan last year, defeating Yu Kimura for the belt.
As for the Draw that is priced at 20/1 and the over-under is priced at 9.5 rounds, the under is priced at 2/1 whilst the over is 4/11. Suggesting we're expecting a distance bout, and that does make sense with neither man being a puncher, and neither man having issues regarding their chin.
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