Mayweather big favorite on boxing lines

Every boxing betting fan pays attention when the pound-for-pound No. 1 best boxer in the world puts his title on the line, and on May 3 Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) faces Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) to unify the world Welterweight titles.

Boxing odds are available on the fight including tons of prop bet options at Sportsbook.

Newly crowned WBA Welterweight champion Maidana will face the toughest test of his career as he earns the big-money fight against Mayweather. Despite having huge power, Maidana has a history of losing against the elite boxers who are able to stay away from the heavy hands that are his bread and butter.

Mayweather is exactly that type of opponent, so it’s no surprise that Maidana is currently a +725 underdog and that Mayweather comes with a boxing odds -925 price (and greater at many sportsbooks).

With boxing in decline, especially from a betting standpoint, Mayweather fights add much-needed wind in teh sails of sportsbooks.

“No one even comes close, and it will be probably three times more money on this than Pac Man's last fight,” said Kevin Bradley, sportsbook manager at Sportsbook.

Maidana has never been stopped, with three career losses all coming via decision. With Mayweather surely leery of Maidana’s power, this fight is very likely to go the distance. Bank it as you always do, a Mayweather via decision win is the way to go in this fight. Props at Sportsbook have a ton of options, some parlay ideas would include fight goes the distance at -225, Mayweather wins 12-round decision at -164, Mayweather wins via any decision at -190, and Mayweather wins via unanimous decision at a generous -110.

If you want to hedge your action against the upset it doesn’t take a boxing betting expert to see that 31 of Maidana’s 35 wins have come via KO. There’s little reason to speculate on Maidana out-boxing Mayweather, so searching out a big KO prop will keep your hedge bet cheap. Maidana wins via KO at +1114 or Maidana wins inside the distance at +1065 look like the best options for the “shock the world” Maidana upset.

A couple of other boxing betting props at Sportsbook that are offering great value are Mayweather wins via KO or unanimous decision at -275 and the big bankroll bet on any other result other than Maidana winning via decision at -7500.