At the onset of any fight Manny Pacquiao is involved in comes the factor of “brand.” That is because Pacquiao is much more than a mere boxer. He is an entertainer, politician, and a military man. Beyond that is the fact that he is the only eight-division world champion in the history of boxing. Further he was named “Fighter of the Decade.” All of these factors go into his betting odds for Boxing price when he fights. Much of the public bets on Manny as a name brand. As a result, its challenging to factor his wagering value.
By contrast to Pacquiao, Keith Thurman is much more of a conventional boxing personality. It begins with the fact that he has been World Boxing Association welterweight champion since 2013. He has successfully defended that title belt eight times. More emphatically Thurman has one of the most powerful punches in the sport. He has posted 22 knockouts in 29 wins. In fact, his knockout prowess is such that he has earned the nickname “One Time.”
World Boxing Association Super World Welterweight Title Bout Odds
Late Keith Thurman has opened as a small -140 betting odds for Boxing favorite. Manny Pacquiao is the dog at +120. Pacquiao’s name recognition and iconic superstar status may have inflated his price. Subsequently his world wide brand status can serve to drive down his overall wagering value. Thurman’s status as a younger undefeated champion may offer bargain hunters an exceptional price. Few boxers have shown the level of dominance of Keith Thurman.
Now Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-0-1, 22 knockouts) is 30 years old. He is the current World Boxing Association welterweight champion. Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 knockouts) is 40 years old. Following a unanimous decision loss to Jeff Horn he has won has last two bouts. Perhaps Pacquiao is best known for his unanimous decision offshore bookmaker loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fashion that Mayweather defeated Pacquiao for the unification welterweight title in 2015. MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will host Thurman vs. Pacquiao. And the fight is scheduled for 12 rounds.
Pacquiao Posts Two Straight Wins
Last time out for Manny Pacquiao was on January 19, 2019 against Adrien Broner. Pacquiao scored a 12 round unanimous decision win at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bout was for the World Boxing Association World Welterweight title. Prior to that Pacquiao faced Lucas Martin Matthysse on July 15, 2018. Likewise, he scored a seventh-round technical knockout win at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur. As a result of the two wins Pacquiao has recovered from the 12 round unanimous decision loss to Horn. That fight was for the Word Boxing Organization world welterweight title.
Thurman Rolls Along
Correspondingly Keith Thurman last stepped into the ring on January 26, 2019 against Josesito Lopez. The fight was for the World Boxing Association Super World welterweight title. Thurman scored a 12-round majority decision betting Odds for Boxing win. The bout took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Previously Thurman met up with Danny Garcia on March 4, 2017. That fight was also at the Barclays Center. Thurman posted a 12 round split decision win. In sum Thurman won a unification title for the welterweight division.