Tomorrow fight fans will be able to see Rex Tso (20-0, 12) [曹星如] risking his WBO #1 ranking against former 2-time world title challenger Hirofumi Mukai (13-4-3, 3) [向井 寛史]. Given his unbeaten record and home advantage there is no wonder that Tso is the betting favourite, but he's a surprising heavy favourite and is priced at 1/25 with most bookies, with one bookie having him best priced at 1/16.
Although we do favour Tso we do need to admit that odds of 10/1 or 11/1 with some bookies on Mukai are very tasty with the Japanese visitor not being a mug at all, and coming in to this one on a big win over Inthanon Sithchamuang. Mukai has experience of fighting on the road, he's tougher than his record suggests and could well be a banana skin here.
For those interested in the draw the odds on that are 33/1, suggesting an unlikely outcome, but one we have seen thrice in the career of Mukai, including a technical draw against Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in a WBC Flyweight title bout.
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