On December 29th fight fans get the chance to see the return to the ring of Japanese sensation Naoya Inoue (8-0, 7) who defends his WBO Super Flyweight title against Filipino Warlito Parrenas (24-6-1, 21). The bout will be Inoue's first since he won the title, last December blitzing Omar Andres Narvaez, and sees him fighting for the first time since suffering a significant injury to his right hand. For Parrenas the bout is his first for a full version of a world title, having previously fought in a WBO interim title fight.
Strangely for a Japanese bout there is a British bookies taking bets on the contest, and unsurprisingly they make Inoue a clear betting favourite. In fact the bookie in question, Paddy Power, have Inoue priced as a 1/100 favourite whilst Parrenas is priced as 16/1 under-dog and the draw is 33/1.
In terms of betting those odds suggest that Parrenas has no chance and in fact if he won it would be the boxing upset of the year. Of course those odds really don't show the reflective chances of Parrenas who is heavy handed and always has a puncher's chance, especially against a man who is coming back from a serious injury.
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