Boxer Billy “The Kid” Dib has been posted as the outsider in his quest to become the first Australian to claim the WBC Junior-lightweight title, when he takes on Japan’s Takashi Miura in Tokyo on May 1.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has opened Dib at $2.80 while Miura looks tough to beat as the $1.40 favourite.
Miura, who’s only been beaten once in the last 8 years, is priced at $2.11 to win on points and $4.00 by the way of KO or TKO.
Dib’s best chance of victory according to the odds is by the way of a points decision ($5.20), but he’s a $6.00 shot at coming up with a knockout.
“Dib appears great value given he’s lost just 3 of his 43 career fights, but Miura has held the belt for two years and deserves to be favourite on home canvas,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Billy Dib v Takashi Miura
$1.40 Takashi Miura
$2.80 Billy Dib
Method of victory
$5.20 Dib Points or Decision
$6.00 Dib KO/TKO
$2.11 Miura Points or Decision
$4.00 Miura KO/TKO
$2.62 Under 10.5
$1.44 Over 10.5