Khalid Yafai will vie for a super-flyweight world title when he hosts Luis Concepcion this Saturday December 10, in Manchester, England. We break down the betting odds for Yafai vs. Concepcion and give you our prediction.
Khalid Yafai is the (-225) favorite with Luis Concepcion as the (+175) underdog, according to Bet365's boxing odds.
- Khalid Yafai to win by KO (+150)
- Khalid Yafai to win by Decision (+180)
- Luis Concepcion to win by KO (+300)
- Luis Concepcion to win by Decision (+700)
- Draw (+2500)
Even though Khalid Yafai is the challenger and has considerably less professional experience than Luis Concepcion, he is considered the betting favorite by online bookies.
Although he might not look it, the 31 year old Luis Concepcion is a veteran in the sport of boxing and his 39 fight professional career goes back all the way to 2006. Many boxing fans might remember him from the wars he had with Hernan Marquez.
It should be considered that most of Concepcion's career took place at flyweight, and the 5' 2" champion will be giving up a considerable size advantage to Yafai. Concepcion was known for knocking opponents out at flyweight, but has not taken that power with him when he stepped up to 115 lbs.
Also, Concepcion has been knocked out twice by Hernan Marquez at a lower weight class, and all the damage he has suffered throughout his long career may take it's toll on him this weekend.
Not to mention the fact he will be fighting in Manchester where Yafai is sure to have deafening support from the spirited British boxing fans. Which means that he he may need a knockout to keep his belt, a tough ask for the diminutive fighter.
Prediction: Bet on Khalid Yafai at (-225) odds