Boxing Betting: April Preview & Odds
April is set to be one of the most stacked months for prize fighting in quite some time, and boxing betting fans have action every weekend of the month including multiple world title matchups. Boxing odds are available at numerous sportsbooks on a bevy of fights that include legends like Manny Pacquiao, Bernard Hopkins, and Wladimir Klitschko.
Boxing betting options begin on April 5 with an Interim WBC Middleweight title fight between Domenico Spada (38-4, 19 KOs) and Marco Antonio Rubio (68-6-1, 50 KOs). The heavy hands of Rubio are expected to be the difference in this one and handicappers at 5Dimes currently have him listed as the big -1250 boxing odds favorite. Longshot upset action on Spada is currently being offered at +600.
On April 12 former pound-for-pound No. 1 Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) will try to win his seventh world title against the undefeated Timothy Bradley (31-0-0-1, 12 KOs). The two will battle for Bradley’s WBO Welterweight title and handicappers at 5Dimes have Pacquiao currently as a small -200 favorite, while action on Bradley on those boxing odds will pay +165.
This will be the second time that the two have fought in less than two years. In the first fight Bradley won a controversial split decision, and this fight looks primed for Pacquiao to even the score and set up the rubber match down the road.
On April 19 the timeless Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2-2, 38 KOs) will look to add the WBA Super Light Heavyweight title to his IBF strap when he faces Beibut Shumenov (14-1, 9 KOs). Handicappers at 5Dimes like Hopkins, who currently comes with a -278 price.
And on April 26 the biggest boxing betting stud of them all returns to action when Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KOs) defends his WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring Heavyweight titles against Samoan slugger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs). As usual Klitschko comes with a mammoth price, as he currently sits as a -5000 favorite on the boxing betting lines to win his 20th straight fight.