The rematch between Jezreel Corrales and Takashi Uchiyama will take place on December 31, 2016, in Tokyo. See the odds for Corrales vs Uchiyama along with three more title fights taking place in Japan on New Year’s Eve.
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Jezreel Corrales is the (-175) favorite and Takashi Uchiyama is the (+155) underdog at 5Dimes boxing.
Boxing on New Year’s Eve has become a tradition in Japan and this will mark the sixth straight straight year that Takashi Uchiyama has fought on this date.
For the previous five appearances on New Year’s Ev, Uchiyama was the super-featherweight world champion. Now, the 37-year-old will be looking to redeem himself after being knocked out by Jezreel Corrales in the second round of his title defence.
The result came as a surprise for much of the boxing community as Corrales was a relatively unknown fighter out of Panama who had just demolished the long reigning champ. Many fans speculated that Corrales got lucky, or that Uchiyama was not motivated to train for what he thought was an easy fight.
In the first fight Corrales was a (+500) underdog. This time around, Corrales is the bookie’s favorite at (-175) odds, which hints that the Oddsmakers did not see the first win as a fluke.
Jonathan Guzman (-1200) vs Yukinori Oguni (+775)
The Dominican Republic’s Jonathan Guzman is the large betting favorite when he puts his IBF bantamweight title on the line against local boxer Yukinori Oguni. Guzman won the title earlier this year in Japan by beating Shingo Wake in a dominating TKO win. Guzman is undefeated at 22-0 and all wins have come via knockout.
Ryoichi Taguchi (-500) vs Carlos Canizales (+400)
Ryoichi Taguchi will be defending his WBA light flyweight title against Venezuela’s Carlos Canizales. Canizales goes by the moniker ‘CCC’ and the undefeated fighter has won 13 of his 16 fights by knockout. However, Taguchi will be a big step up in competition from the level of fighters Canizales has faced in his native Venezuela.
Kazuto Ioka (-1750) vs Yutthana Kaensa (+1125)
Nephew of a former Japanese world champion, Kazuto Ioka continues on tradition when defending his WBA flyweight title against Thailand’s Yutthana Kaensa. Kaensa is undefeated at 15-0, though he doesn’t have much punching power with only 6 of those wins coming via knockout.