Tomorrow boxing fans will get a Sunday treat in the US as we see a rematch between WBA Bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (26-2-1, 12) and Japan's once beaten Tomoki Kameda (31-1, 19). The bout sees Kameda attempting to avenge his sole defeat and over-come the man who claimed a narrow decision win over him earlier this year, and the Japanese fighter will be looking to become a 2-time Bantamweight champion.
Despite winning the first bout, back in May, McDonnell is actually the under-dog and is priced at 17/13, solid odds for what is perceived by many as a 50-50 fight. Kameda on the other hand is the favourite at 4/5 to avenge his loss whilst the draw is priced at a really tasty 20/1.
Whilst Kameda to win is the favourted result of the bookies it is worth noting that nearly nothing separates the odds on the two men to win by decision. Kameda is priced at 7/4 to claim a decision win whilst McDonnell is priced at 15/8. That means Kameda is the slight favourite to claim the decision but nothing really separates the two with the bookies there. As for a stoppage Kameda to win inside the distance is 7/2, which seems amazingly poor value, whilst McDonnell inside the distance is a more realistic 7/1.
Interestingly for the bout to go the distance the odds are 2/5, which actually looks rather tasty considering both guys are tough and solid fighters. For the bout not to complete the scheduled it's 2/1, something that does seem bizarre given the toughness, and relative lack of power, of both guys.
Tomoki looks to avenge loss to McDonnell as the two men meet again
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