This coming weekend sees two world title fights taking place ion Japan. The better matched of those bouts is an IBF Light Flyweight title bout between champion Akira Yaegashi (23-5, 12) [八重樫 東] and exciting Mexican warrior Martin Tecuapetla (13-6-3, 10). The bout will be Yaegashi's first defense of the title, that he claimed at the end of last year when he out pointed Javier Mendoza in a wonderfully entertaining scrap.
For gamblers interested in this one the odds are strongly favouring the champion who is 1/33 to win the bout and retain the title. The odds make the bout look like a mismatch, and given the proven ability of Yaegashi that does make sense. However at 33 years old and with well known problems in regard to swelling we can see a good argument for people backing the upset of a Tecuapetla win. For those interested in the under-dog he is a very tasty 10/1 to win the bout.
As mentioned earlier today this bout will be aired in Japan on channels affiliated with the Fuji News Network and will be the first of two world title bouts aired on the broadcast set for Sunday evening at 7PM local time.
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