Later today we'll see Suguru Muranaka's (25-2-1, 8) [村中 優] look to become the first Japanese fighter to win a world title in Europe, as he takes on WBA Super Flyweight champion Khalid Yafai (21-0, 14). The Japanese warrior is understandably the under-dog going into the bout, some have been giving him a chance, albeit a slim one, to make history.
The UK bookies have heavily favoured the champion who is pretty much unbackable at between 1/16 and 1/33 to win. That's a stark difference to the odds available on the challenger, who is between 7/1 and 12/1 to come out on top. As for the draw that's 33/1.
Although Yafai, outright, is unbackable there is some interest in the method of victory market. Here Yafai is around 4/9 by stoppage, which would see him become the first man to stop Muranaka, or 5/2 to win a decision. As for Muranaka the upset decision is around 16/1 with Muranaka by stoppage available as high as 22/1!
Understandably the price on the bout not to go the distance is low, with the best offering being 4/9 whilst 5/2 is available on the bout going the scheduled 12 rounds.
Japanese warrior Muranaka battles world champion Yafai!
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