Boxing Preview: Odds Available around the World for Tonight (May 1)

Gamaliel Diaz, Takashi MiuraBETDSI has issues a series for boxing lines for Friday night, May 1st. Though the weekend is dominated by the Saturday night Pacquiao-Mayweather “super-fight”, there are two world titles on the line in Friday’s scheduled action. In Tokyo, the Ota-City General Gymnasium, the WBC World Super Featherweight title is up for grabs as champion Takashi Miura (28-2-2) defends against Billy Dib (39-3). There is no over/under posted for the fight, and Sib is coming in as the underdog paying at (+400), with Miura paying (-600). Miura is making the fourth title defense of his WBC crown. Back in 2011, Mira lost to fellow country-man Takahashi Uchiyama for the WBA World belt for his last loss, and he has won eight fights in a row and has held the WBA version of the world title since April of 2013, more than two years now. Uchiyama may be moving up inweight class, but if not, a showdown and a second match between the two is almost inevitable. Also posted from the Tokyo card is the co-feature Super Middleweight 10 round bout between Douglas Damiao Ataide (13-1-1) and Ryota Murata (6-0). Muarata is a big star already in Japan, having won the Olympic gold medal at the 2012 London games. He has since been undefeated as he builds up his record, and he is a huge (-2300) favorite in this fight over the Brazilian Ataide, who is paying back at (+1100). The live event features eight bouts in total. The book has also posted a line for boxing at the Red Cow Moran Hotel in Dublin, Ireland as a Super Lightweight 8 round bout pits Philip Sutcliffe Jr as a big favorite (-2000) over Yoann Portailler, who returns (+1000). Sutcliffe is the (7-0) undefeated local fighter, while Portailler, of France has a lot more experience and he has been fighting for titles at a regional level for longer so he is expected to provide more of a test. The Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas, Nevada has the vacant WBO World Lightweight title in play when Takahiro Ao of Japan faces Raymundo Beltran. Ao is the underdog at (+360), with Beltran favored paying (-450). The twelve round bout has an over/under set at 9½, with the over paying (-340) and the under returning at (+280). Ao is a former world champion in two weight classes, and he is looking to move up and add a world title in a third weight class. For Beltran, three is the magic number as well, as he is making his third attempt to capture the WBO belt. In his first attempt he fought Ricky burns to a draw in England in a match most credit Beltran with winning/ In his second attempt late last year, he lost a UD to Terence Crawford, who has since vacated the belt and moved up in weight, creating a third opportunity for Beltran.

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