Later today we'll see Eduard Troyanovsky (24-0, 21) attempt to defend his IBF and IBO Light Welterweight titles against big punching Japanese fighter Keita Obara (15-1-1, 14) [小原 佳太]. Unsurprisingly the Russian 36 year old is the favourite for this bout, but the odds are much more interesting than we'd anticipated.
Troyanovsky, who in fairness should be the favourite, has been priced at an almost unbackable 1/10, with some going as far as 1/16 in his favour. They are odds that we typically see with "foregone conclusions" and for what it's worth Saul Alvarez is only 2/17 to beat Liam Smith in a week's time.
With Troyanovsky so low it's no surprise to see that Obara is available between 5/1 and 6/1 across a number of bookies. There is however one company who have totally written off the Japanese traveller and have him at an amazing 11/1! Those are the odds you'd typically see in the early rounds of tennis tournaments.
We don't want to try and state that Obara is going to win, but we have rarely seen such good odds available on a fight like this.
As well as the "To Win" market there is also an overs/under set at 8.5 rounds. The odds on the over are 8/11 whilst under has been priced at evens.
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