Friday May 1,2015 : Boxing Odds: Betting on the Fight of the Century
The much-anticipated battle between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao is already one of the biggest fights of all-time and is expected to be the most bet on sporting event of 2015. Bet This Fight and get an instant Cash Bonus
Mayweather (-225) has been the favorite since day one, largely because of his undefeated record and his nearly unhittable defensive technique. But if there’s one fighter who could put an end to Mayweather’s perfect streak, it’s Pacquiao (+175). Manny has the best odds to win of any Mayweather opponent since Oscar de la Hoya, back in 2007.
Pacquiao is a powerful puncher who, prior to a controversial split decision loss to Timothy Bradley, had thoroughly dominated opponents for over a decade. The unorthodox Pacquiao is also notoriously hard to knockout, and Mayweather has needed judge’s decisions to decide 10 of his last 13 fights.
As such, oddsmakers believe the most likely result is a Mayweather win by decision (-135), but betting on a Pacquiao win, either by decision (+375) or knockout (+400), would provide bettors with good value. For a longer shot, bettors could look at Mayweather breaking his decision streak and scoring a knockout (+600) victory.