They say believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see. How much of what we’re hearing out of the Mayweather-Pacquiao camps should affect our boxing picks for the Fight of the Century?
If the Super Bowl can do it, so can the Fight of the Century. The boxing odds for the May 2 Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout now include cross-sport props for the 2015 Kentucky Derby, also on May 2.
When you get a fight this big, why not a sequel? The boxing odds say it’s 2-1 that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will have a rematch within a year. The chances might be even greater than that.
Kyoji Horiguchi is one of the greatest flyweights in the world today, but this Saturday, he’s a massive underdog on the MMA odds board for his title challenge against Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.
With less than two weeks remaining until he faces Floyd Mayweather, it seems Manny Pacquiao can barely get two words in edgewise. The boxing odds have been pretty quiet for the Fight of the Century, too.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he’s the Greatest of All Time, not Muhammad Ali. But at least one notable figure wouldn’t add Mayweather to his boxing picks if he fought Sugar Ray Leonard in his prime.
As the betting list for the Fight of the Century keeps growing in size, people don’t just want to bet on the outcome – they want to make boxing picks on how quickly the fight will end, or if it’ll be a last-round thriller.
There’s a marquee fight coming up in the squared circle, but in the Octagon, you can’t ask for much more than the July 11 tilt between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, where the UFC odds are tighter than a drum.
Finally, we get to see Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber lock horns in the Octagon. But according to the MMA odds, Faber isn’t likely to provide much competition when they meet next month in the Philippines.
Just before dinner (Eastern Time) on Tax Day, the boxing odds for the Fight of the Century moved toward Floyd Mayweather. Is this the beginning of the massive public push we’ve been expecting?