Boxing odds for the month of May will feature some of the biggest names in the sport. And as most boxing betting fans know, big names usually mean big odds.
However, this month there are lots of near-even money options to go along with the usual heavy underdogs and favorites.
The first big fight of May will feature Floyd Mayweather Jr. in action against Mexican boxing legend Miguel Angel Cotto, and it is set to go down on May 5 for Cotto’s WBA Super Light Middleweight title. As expected Mayweather is a big -700 favorite at , while Cotto will pay as much as +550 at 5Dimes.
That’s a fair price on Mayweather against an opponent who is past his prime and probably couldn’t have beaten the undefeated Mayweather when he was at his best. Cotto hasn’t been able to win the big fights in his career, and it’s unlikely that he will win this one either.
The day after that fight Shane Mosley will attempt to win another world title against the hard-hitting undefeated WBC Light Middleweight champion Saul Alvarez. The 40-year-old Mosley is currently a heavy +600 underdog at 5Dimes, while a price of -900 can be found on Alvarez at .
Mosley has never been stopped in his career but that streak could come to an end against the power of Alvarez. If he can handle what Alvarez throws at him he will still likely be out-boxed and lose via unanimous decision.
Later in the month former WBA Super and IBF Light Welterweight champion Amir Khan will look to regain the titles that he lost via split decision to Lamont Peterson last December. Oddsmakers at 5Dimes have a favorite price of -450 on Khan to regain his titles, while Peterson will pay +380 if he’s able to defend them.