The biggest boxing match of the past 20 years, and maybe one of the biggest of all time, will take place on Saturday night, and it’s Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao. It’s the boxing match that so many have been waiting on for so long, and now it’s about to happen, so, here are not only the betting odds, but how much money each boxer will make for the fight.
Through Friday, there was almost a perfect split in wagering for the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight, per USA Today. Fifty-one percent of the action has come in for Floyd “Money” Mayweather and 49 percent for Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather is being given a 66.7 percent chance to win the fight on Saturday night. Pacquiao has a 37 percent chance of winning.
“Why don’t those numbers add up to 100%? Because the house always wins. As of 1 p.m. ET on Friday, Mayweather is (-210) to win the fight, which means you have to bet $210 to win $100. Those are steep odds in what’s supposed to be a mega-fight between two worthy adversaries. Pacquiao is at +170.”
As of Friday, there is a -310 vig on the over 11.5 with a 75 percent chance that the fight will go the distance. Vegas is betting big time on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight going a full 12 rounds.
Here are a few betting odds that are important to know for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao:
- Draw: 10/1
- Pacquiao throwing a knockout punch: 10/1
- Mayweather throwing a knockout punch: 14/1
- Fight ends in
first round: 16/1
- Both fighters being knocked down: 19/2
- Match lasting just 30 seconds: 33/1; Choose which fighter wins in 60 seconds: 66/1
The betting odds for the fight are something that Las Vegas and so many others are interested in, but there are some other stats that are just fun to know.
Both fighters are scheduled to make a huge payday no matter what the result of their match is on Saturday night. Floyd Mayweather will take home the bigger purse, but it’s not like Manny Pacquiao will be walking away with chump change.
Once all is said and done, Floyd Mayweather will make $180 million for his fight on Saturday night, according to Rukkus. That means he will make $5 million for every minute of action and $83,333 per second in the ring. By comparison to other sports, the man simply known as “Money” is living up to his nickname.
Manny Pacquiao is going to take home a bit less, but $120 million is nothing to be disappointed in. This is a huge increase over his last fight against Chris Algieri in which he made just $20 million.
The fight is on and the betting odds are set for Floyd “Money” Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match for the ages. It will take place on the evening of Saturday, May 2, and the world is ready for it. Everything is in place and a lot of money will exchange hands, but who will leave the ring as the ultimate champion?
[Image via Canadian Sports Betting/Rukkus.com ]