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Tokkers’ Tips: Shigeoka Brothers, Wood Warrington

Another big week of boxing is here, and after two succesful editions of Tokkers’ Tips, we are back to look through the markets for the value bets. With the Shigeoka Brothers, and Wood Warrington it looks to be a big weekend!

First up, in the biggest fight of the weekend, Yudai Shigeoka challenges WBC champion Panya Pradabsri in Tokyo. I see the bout being hotly contested, and the styles gelling extremely well. However I think that the power of Yudai will overcome Pradabsri late, most probably scoring a TKO. Therefore my bet for the contest is Yudai Shigeoka to win in rounds 7-12 at 4/1.

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Younger Shigeoka brother Ginjiro also goes for his maiden world title against Daniel Valladares on Saturday. Quite frankly Ginjiro is a level above Valladares, who should have been stopped in the pairs first bout earlier this year. I see Ginjiro stopping Valladares in the mid rounds, probably via a quit from the Mexican. My bet is Ginjiro Shigeoka to win in rounds 5-8 at 15/4

Former world champion Tomoki Kameda faces Lerato Dlamini in a featherweight contest. I think Kameda is simply too much of a quality operator for Dlamini. With the fight being in Japan and Dlamini’s last loss to Jazza Dickens ageing horribly, I like Kameda to win on points at 1/1Over to the UK, Josh Warrington gets an unwarranted title shot against Leigh Wood. I see this fight ending due to either a Wood stoppage, or a Warrington headbut, that he will no doubt start trying when he realises he is out of his depth. My play for this fight is Wood Warrington under 10.5 rounds at 2/1

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Final Selections:

  • Yudai Shigeoka to win in rounds 7-12 at 4/1.
  • Ginjiro Shigeoka to win in rounds 5-8 at 15/4
  • Kameda to win on points at 1/1
  • Wood Warrington under 10.5 rounds at 2/1

By Andrew Tokley

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