Boxing betting on Saturday features a WBO welterweight bout between Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao.
Those that bet on boxing will probably lean to Pacquiao who is 49-3-2 in his career. Cotto comes into the fight at 34-1 but he is a decided underdog to Pacquiao in boxing betting.
Boxing betting has Pacquiao a -275 favorite in this fight that will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao is considered the best pound for pound fighter in the world today as he has a combination of speed and power. Cotto has the power but does not have the speed of Pacquiao and that makes him the decided boxing betting underdog. This fight is scheduled for 12 rounds but most people don’t believe it will go the boxing betting distance. The over/under round boxing betting number for this fight is 9.5 rounds with the under at -145. In addition to the rounds option, those that bet on boxing can also bet on how the fight ends. That means you can bet on boxing and choose Pacquiao by knockout or decision in boxing betting, Cotto by knockout or decision or whether the fight ends in a draw.
Pacquiao is moving up in weight for this boxing betting bout. He was a champion in the flyweight, super-bantamweight, featherweight, super-featherweight, lightweight and junior welterweight divisions and now he will try and win the boxing betting title in the welterweight division. “I started at 105 pounds but now my speed is still the same,” Pacquiao said, “My speed is still there. My goal in boxing is to keep my speed even if I move up in weight because if you have speed, you have power.”
Cotto is the underdog in boxing betting but he says he is ready for Pacquiao. That remains to be seen since Cotto didn’t look good in his last boxing betting win over Josh Clottey and before that he suffered his first defeat at the hands of Antonio Margarito. "For those people not to believe in me, I can’t do anything else.” Cotto said, “I’m here mostly to prove to myself that I’m better than Manny Pacquiao. I’m doing this for the pride of my family, my kids and my country."
Those that bet on boxing can watch this fight on HBO pay-per-view late on Saturday night. This boxing betting bout is expected to get underway just after 11pm Eastern, 8pm Pacific.