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 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’s Christian Jantzen.

Markets courtesy of

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

$21 Draw

$2.11 Miura Points or Decision

$4.00 Miura KO/TKO

Total Rounds

$2.62 Under 10.5

$1.44 Over 10.5