This coming weekend sees a lot of good fights across the globe. For us however one of the most notable a huge “mandatory mismatch” in Japan. That bout will see WBO Super Flyweight champion Naoya Inoue (9-0, 8) [井上 尚弥] face off against mandatory challenger David Carmona (20-2-5, 8).
The bout is widely viewed as a total mismatch, and even the bookies seem to agree with Inoue opening as a 1/100 favourite, though has now been cut in some bookmakers to 1/40, to win the bout. Unsurprisingly with Inoue as an insane favourite the odds on Carmona to win are high, with numerous bookmakers pricing him at 16/1.
Thankfully there is some opportunities on this bout for gamblers who are interested.
Firstly there is a “Method of Victory” market available, with Inoue priced at 1/9 to win the bout by stoppage and 9/2 to win on the cards. For fans of Carmona he's priced at 16/1 to win by stoppage, strangely the same price some bookmakers are offering on him to just win. The challenger to win by decision is priced much higher at 33/1, incidentally the draw is also 33/1.
Very oddly the bout is priced at 1/7 to not go the distance, a price that looks almost certainly a mistake given the odds for Inoue to win inside the distance.
The bout also has round and grouped round betting. We must admit that Inoue by stoppage in rounds 1-6 looks incredibly tempting at 4/7, as does Inoue by stoppage in rounds 1-3 at 11/5.
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