Ahead of their third and most likely final encounter, the fight purses for Saturday's WBO welterweight showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley have been revealed. ________________________________________________________________________________ The main thing that struck me when reading the purses was the absolutely huge gulf in difference from what the guys at the top of the bill get paid, as opposed to the…
This weekend’s welterweight clash between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley is for a world title, but it has been slightly overshadowed by the heavyweight title action in the UK between American Charles Martin and Britain’s Anthony Joshua. Despite this, we thought it would be important to take a look at the Pacquiao Bradley 3 betting odds for fans looking to roll the dice on the Vegas showdown.
Bookmakers have this a fairly close fight, with the outright to win markets being very even among most betting providers on the eve of the fight:
As you can see, Pacquiao is seen by many bookmakers to have an ever so slight advantage to win the fight, but as I discussed during the week – how much hunger does Manny Pacquiao have left at this stage of his career?
For those fans looking to lump on a Bradley win, you’ll be best served at around 2/1 before the match-up, which isn’t massive but still represents good value in my opinion.
Pacquiao is no spring chicken anymore and a lot has gone on since he last appeared in a boxing ring almost a year ago, when he was outpointed by Floyd Mayweather in their boxing cash cow of a record breaker.
Bradley will be gunning for the win after suffering defeat previously at the hands of Pacquiao. The real value for my dollar lays in a Bradley win over 12 rounds.
Here’s what you’d get betting odds-wise on it, along with the other method of victory markets on the contest:
At 10/3 for best price on a Bradley points win, it could certainly be worth including in a small accumulator or parlay, or even lumping on it’s own outright this weekend.