Tasmania's favourite son Daniel Geale is the dominant favourite to put trash-talking loud mouth Anthony Mundine firmly in his place when the two Australians meet in their much-anticipated rematch for the IBF Middleweight title in just over a week's time.
Geale, Australia's best boxer these days, holds the IBF Middleweight and WBA Super Middleweight titles - both regarded as genuine world titles in the alphabet soup world of boxing these days - having won in Germany in the past 18 months against Sebastian Sylvester and Felix Sturm respectively.
The 31-year-old is at the peak of his powers but is desperate to avenge the only blot on his 29-fight career - a controversial split decision loss to Mundine in Brisbane in May 2009 when Mundine took Geale's lightly-regarded IBO Middleweight title.
However since then Geale has graduated to a truly world class fighter while 37-year-old Mundine - who has held a series of minor world titles but never a major one - has been in decline fighting a series of no-name boxers in recent years.
The re-match with Geale on January 30 is almost certainly Mundine's last chance at a legitimate world title but the punters are giving the former rugby league star little chance of upsetting the champion.
And especially after Mundine only provided Geale with more ammunition to avenge his controversial loss in the first fight by questioning his Indigenous heritage late last year when the fight was first announced.
With still just over a week to go to the fight, Geale is dominating betting at Betfair - where the money is running two and a half to one in favour of the Tasmanian.
Geale is the $1.38 favourite to defeat Mundine at Betfair with the challenger at odds of $3.85 while a draw is considered unlikely at $36.
Betfair's Daniel Bevan said so far in early betting, Geale has attracted around 68 percent of money with Mundine attracting just under 30 percent with little support for the draw.
And Geale is at even shorter odds to defeat Mundine elsewhere with TAB Sportsbet offering odds of $1.30 on a Geale win while Eskander's Betstar has put up $1.29 for Geale.
Mundine meanwhile is priced at $3.50 at TAB Sportsbet and $3.60 at Betstar while at sportsbet.com.au it's $1.30 for Geale and $3.32 for Mundine.
Round by round betting is not available yet but will be closer to the fight but a quick knockdown either way is unlikely.
Geale has just 15 knockouts to his credit from his 28 wins in 29 bouts while Mundine has 26 knockouts from his 44 wins in 48 bouts but he only has three knockout wins to his credit from his past 15 bouts.
*Note prices subject to change