The most significant fight this weekend takes place on Saturday in Macau as double world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8) puts his unbeaten record as well as WBA and WBO Super World titles on the line against Thai veteran Sod Kokietgym (63-2-1, 28). Unfortunately whilst it is significant it's universally viewed as a mismatch as the bookies indicate with the odds for the bout.
Rigondeaux, who was priced 1/100 by all the bookies a few days ago is now best priced at 1/66 with Boylesports. These odds are amongst the most one sided you will ever see in a sporting contest, never mind a world title bout.
Sod, as the under-dog, is priced as high as 20/1 with most bookies though with Betfair he can backed a bit higher if you're willing to "lay" Ringondeaux.
As for the expected method of victory Rigondeaux by stoppage is priced at 1/6. It's worth noting, before you jump on that, that Sod has only been stopped once and that was a chilling knockout years ago ago in his rematch with Daniel Ponce De Leon. Admittedly that came in the opening round but Ponce De Leon was one of the most frightening punchers of his generation. Rigondeaux by decision is priced at 9/2.
For Sod the odds of him scoring a stoppage are 33/1 and they are 40/1 for him to score a decision over the highly skilled Cuban. Again technically going with Betfair and laying Rigondeaux would offer better returns.
The draw is currently priced at around 35/1 and, just like those wanting to back Sod, they would be better off laying Rigondeaux to win on Betfair.
Our preview of this fight can be found here for those interested in our views.
(Note-We do not advocate gambling and are using the odds for illustrative purposes of how the bookies have this fight. Gambling can be an addictive and expensive habit.)
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