Manny Pacquiao has had a full year to stew over his last fight. One year ago, “Pac Man” lost a 12 round unanimous decision against Jeff Horn. At stake was the World Boxing Organization World Welterweight title. However, Pacquiao will get a new shot at a title belt on July 14. Lucas Martin Matthysse will provide the opposition. Matthysse holds the World Boxing Association World Welterweight championship. Yet Pac Man is a small betting Odds for Boxing favorite to take away Matthysse’s belt. Perhaps much of this is based on Pacquiao’s name recognition. Yet he remains quite able too.
Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Martin Matthysse Betting Odds for Boxing
Date and Time: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Location: Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Boxing Odds at SBG: Lucas Martin Matthysse +155, Manny Pacquiao -175
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Lucas Martin Matthysse
Lucas Martin Matthysse is coming off the latest of many championship triumphs. On January 27, 2018, Matthysse won the World Boxing Association World Welterweight title. “La Maquina” defeated Tewa Kiram at the Forum in Inglewood. He beat the betting Odds for Boxing with an eighth round knockout. The fight was scheduled for 12 rounds. Kiram was knocked down twice in the eighth round by Matthysse.
Matthysse is 35 years of age and is ranked 13th in the world. His career record is 39-4-0. A total of 36 of his 39 wins have come by knockout. Just once has Matthysse suffered a knockout loss. He stands at 5’6 ½ “with a reach of 69” out of an orthodox stance. Matthysse last defeat was by knockout against Viktor Postol on October 3, 2015. The bout took place at StubHub Center in Carson. Consequently, Postol won the World Boxing Council World Super Lightweight title belt.
Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao
Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao is 39 years of age and ranked third in the world. He stands at 5’ 5 ½ “with a reach of 67” out of a southpaw stance. Pacquiao has a career record of 59-7-2. He has slumped since 2012 with a record of only 5-4. His 12 round unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr was the biggest in that stretch. Three World Welterweight title belts were on the line. Mayweather again was sportsbook “Money” as has always been the case.
Beyond the Boxing Ring for Pacquiao
Much of Pacquiao’s “brand” is based on things far beyond the boxing ring. He has lived a full and colorful life. Among his interests are politics and entertainment. Pac Man has made highly controversial political statements. Yet he has won actual elections to congress. Acting and filmography have been a staple of his. Video game appearances are also on his vast resume. Tax evasion and disclosure of injuries are among the controversies. All told even folks not interested in boxing are familiar with Pacquiao. He brings name recognition like few others.
Matchup to Watch
Lucas Martin Matthysse is a live betting Odds for Boxing dog. As defending champion, he brings credibility. Not to mention a bargain price. Manny Pacquiao brings a larger than life name. However, the record reveals his decline. Matthysse clearly is the superior value.
Lucas Martin Matthysse vs. Manny Pacquiao Betting Odds Picks
Matthysse should prove to be the more focused fighter. And better prepared. Look for Lucas Martin Matthysse to bring home the cash. He is the championship underdog!
Boxing Betting Online Pick: Lucas Martin Matthysse
Check out Matthysse’s championship win highlights against Tewa Kiram!