The fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will be more for than just the unified WBA, WBC and WBO welterweight titles. It may end up being used to determine who the best pound-for-pound boxer in the sport truly is. The Ring lists Mayweather as the top pound-for-pound boxer while Pacquiao is listed as the third-best one.
One point that is for certain is that this fight, which will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 2, has been heavily anticipated for years and is expected to be the highest-grossing boxing event in history from both ticket gate and pay-per-view receipts.
The bets that are available for this fight are very diverse. Mayweather is currently listed at -200 while Pacquiao is at +160. In addition, there is a -300 bet stating that the fight will go the distance while there’s a +230 bet saying that it will not go all the way.
A +1600 for a draw is available. The odds for a win by regular or technical decision are -130 for Mayweather and +400 for Pacquiao. A win by knockout, TKO or disqualification is listd at +500 for Mayweather and +400 for Pacquiao.
These betting odds for the match come mainly from these two fighters have performed lately. Mayweather is 47-0 with 26 knockouts but he has led to decisions on each of his last five fights. These include both unanimous and mixed decisions against Marcos Maidana.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao is 57-5-2 with 38 knockouts. He has won his last three bouts with unanimous decision after losing two in a row. One of those wins came against Timothy Bradley, a boxer he had lost to nearly two years earlier.
Various extremely specific odds are available with regards to which fight the round will end in and who the winner will be. For instance, a person would have 40/1 odds stating that Mayweather would win in the sixth round. Meanwhile, Pacquiao has 33/1 odds to win in that same round.