Manny Pacquiao favorite in fight night betting odds

By Bev Llorente, ABS-CBN News North America Bureau

April 10, 2014

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Top Rank CEO Bob Arum personally announced the current odds for the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley rematch this weekend.

“This fight the line is under 2-1 with Manny the favorite,” said Arum. “It’s a competitive match no argument about it.”

Pacquiao is currently at -250, while Bradley is at +200. This means: placing a bet of $250 for the Pacman will win $100, while a $100 bet on Bradley will win $200 — quite a difference compared to Pacquiao’s previous fight in 2012, in which Pacquiao was at – 450, while Bradley was at +325.

Although Bradley holds the WBO welterweight world championship belt, he remains the underdog of this fight.

“I’m going for Pacquiao. Bradley got me on the last time so I’m going for redemption too,” said one Pacquiao fan.

For his part, the Filipino boxer said he is not thinking about the odds. “Okay naman, I’m not thinking about that, I’m thinking on how to win convincingly,” said Pacquiao.

“He (Bradley) better train well because Manny is ready to go,” warned coach Freddie Roach.

Pacquiao has been fighting in Las Vegas for over a decade now. Those fights did not only earn the Pacman millions of dollars, but casino establishments as well — an indication that Pacquiao’s fights contribute to the economic growth of Nevada.

In a message sent to ABS-CBN, US Senate majority floor leader Harry Reid said Pacquiao is a major player in the Silver State’s economy.

“Manny is really a boom to the economy, they love him to fight in Vegas and, of course, in Macau. They can’t wait for him to come back,” said the senator.

The Pacman’s fans are also expecting a victorious comeback.

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  • Max
    11 April 2014 at 12:16 am - Reply

    MPac will receive $20M, 40% will be witheld as payment for Fed tax (20×4%=8M) (20-8=12M take home pay) Bob Arum will NOT pay $12M to MP, instead will pay a LVegas corporation run by Micheal Konch (ex; MKPromotion Inc).MK Inc will pay for all the expenses of MPac. Maybe 8% trainers fee for Freddie Roach, Hotel,tickets, assistant fees, etc for MPac.MKonch and MPac is the authorized signatory to withdraw from the MK Inc. With this set up walang matitira sa MK corporation therefore, MPac will not pay BIR.

  • Juan
    11 April 2014 at 12:48 am - Reply

    Comparison bet the past admin and present admin on the treatment for Mpac. The past admin, they undertand the meaning of Double Taxation, meaning kung binayaran mo ang IRS hindi dapat magbayad sa BIR. The past admin their technique is ;”If you can not fight him, join him” They followed the “Join Him”, that is why MPac paid all entourages of 10-20 politicians/friends from free air fare tickets, hotel rooms, pati kabit nila dala libre pa. This admin chooses the ” Fight him.” technique, No free tickets, air fare and hotel room “We need cash”. Cash mo nalang…Si Henares ay parang sumusontok sa buwan walang matatangap, kaya harassment na lang ang ginagawa before the fight.Gusto yatang matalo si MPac. MPac on a delaying tactics, waiting for new President.

  • JT
    11 April 2014 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Easy win for Pacquiao, by decision, so that there will be a 3rd fight.If KO win for Manny hard to have a 3rd fight, sayang ang $ 20M per fight for Manny. Bob Arum knew that Manny is getting older, so he has to choose an easy future opponent.

  • JRB
    11 April 2014 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    Lets put it this way, Manny has to win this fight or it’s all over for he to fight Mayweather. I’ll bet that this fight might be a tie ? Last fight they couldn’t knock eachother out, so I think this fight could be a tie. For Manny will have he wish to fight Mayweather and manny will lose or get knock out and Manny will quit boxing. That’s OK Manny good luck in your coming fight.