Two of boxing betting’s biggest studs will be back in the ring this weekend as Manny Pacquiao defends his WBO Welterweight title against the undefeated Timothy Bradley.
Following more failed attempts at a superfight between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., the Pac Man has opted to give undefeated Bradley the next shot at becoming pro boxing royalty by being the first boxer to best him in over six years.
Bradley will have his work cut out for him, and despite his perfect record and effective punching style oddsmakers at 5Dimes currently have him handicapped as a +360 underdog. He will need to close the distance and punish the champ’s body to have a chance at victory.
That’s not a very big payout when you compare the boxing odds that usually come with a Pacquiao opponent, but Bradley is the real deal and has a chance to shock the world this weekend.
The boxing odds currently being offered on Pacquiao to win are -450 at . The champion usually comes at a higher price, but his lackluster performance in his last fight seems to be an indication with the handicappers that Pac Man’s career could be starting to wind down.
is also offering OVER/UNDER action on the fight with the line set at 9.5 rounds. As expected, the OVER option is the favorite choice and currently comes with a -280 price. Bradley has never been stopped and Pacquiao hasn’t finished an opponent in nearly three years.
If you think that the fight will end before the midpoint of the ninth the UNDER option at will pay +190 for the early finish. The potential value in this bet will depend on how well Bradley performs after the sixth or seventh round when Pacquiao usually starts to put the hurt on his opponents.
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