The National Stadium will play host to the eight-man single-elimination competition where fighters will aim to win three three-round bouts to claim a staggering €25,000 top prize.
With numerous changes to the line-up and a general reluctance for bookmakers to risk offering odds in the unpredictable Irish domestic scene, prices have only been released in the last hour.
Irish bookmaking giant Paddy Power are the first outlet to take the plunge and they have installed #3 seed Roy Sheahan [1(0)-0] as the 15/8 favourite.
Top seed JJ McDonagh [15(8)-3(1)] is next at 5/2 while #2 seed Chris Blaney is a 4/1 third favourite.
English fighters Jack Cullen [9(3)-0] and Nick Quigley [15(3)-3(2)] face each other in the quarter-finals and are both priced at 15/2.
Belfast veteran Ger Healy [7(0)-4(1)-1] is 20/1, while Owen Jobburn [4(1)-0-1] and Vladimir Belujsky [2(2)-0-1] both start as 22/1 outsiders. These three fighters face McDonagh, Blaney, and Sheahan respectively.
Paddy Power are also offering odds on the massive Irish light middleweight title clash between Jay Byrne [6(2)-3(1)] and Craig O’Brien [7(0)-0].
Inner-city hero O’Brien is a slight favourite at 8/11, while Loughlinstown warrior Byrne is EVENS. The draw is priced at 18/1.
All odds correct as of 6:45pm March 2nd.
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