Boxing Betting Odds: Understanding Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
Mayweather vs Pacquiao
Saturday, May 2, 10:59 PM ET
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
Floyd “Money” Mayweather (47-0) vs Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (57-5-2)
The boxing betting odds tell their on story with little between the two challengers. The much-anticipated showdown fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao is currently one of the greatest anticipated battles of all-time and is expected to be one of the most bet on sporting occasions of 2015.
Mayweather (boxing betting odds -225) has been the favorite since day one, this is largely because of his unbeaten record and his almost unhittable defensive strategy. However if there’s one fighter that could possibly put an end to Mayweather’s perfect touch, it’s Pacquiao (boxing betting odds +175). looking at the odds Manny has the best chance of actually beating the favorite compared to any Mayweather challenger since Oscar de la Hoya, back in 2007.
This is because Pacquiao is an effective puncher who, prior to a controversial split decision loss to Timothy Bradley, had extensively dominated any challengers for over a decade. The unorthodox Pacquiao is also notoriously difficult to knockout. It also worth noting that Mayweather has needed the judge’s decisions to decide on 10 of his last 13 fights. So everything points to a classic encounter.
Oddsmakers believe the most likely result is a Mayweather win by decision (-135), however betting on a Pacquiao victory, either by decision (+375) or knockout (+400), would certainly provide bettors with adequate value. For a longer shot, punters could possibly look at Mayweather breaking his decision taboo and go for a knockout (+600) triumph.