Six years after this fight was supposed to happen Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will finally meet in the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas. The two fighters will meet for welterweight division titles from three different boxing boards in a fight that has been billed as the fight of the century and is expected to raise the highest amount of money from betting on boxing. The meeting of the two great fighters has seen tickets become the most expensive of any sold on the secondary market as demand has been so high for the May 2nd match.
The popularity of the two fighters around the world means this will also be the highest pay per view charge ever for a boxing match in most areas of the world. Six years of waiting for the fight to finally take place means that boxing betting options are now at their highest for the fight with Mayweather thought to be a narrow favorite. Those who are looking for a bet on this boxing match can look over the many different options available, which include the chance to bet on the overall winner of the fight between the two boxers who will win a newly created belt from the WBC valued at over $1 million.
A variety of option can be found through Online and physical bookmakers that allow a gambler to choose the way they believe the fight will end, which can include a knockout, stoppage or points decision. veteran referee Kenny Bayless will referee the fight and will play an important role in making sure the two fighters do not clash too much as one fights left handed and the other right handed. Pacquiao, known as Pac-Man will be looking to use his straight left handed jab to keep Mayweather at bay as he tries to add to the 38 knockouts he has in his career. In contrast, the right handed Mayweather will be looking for his 48th victory without losing or drawing a single fight.
The two fighters are now classed as the top two pound for pound fighters in the welterweight division and the winner will be able to claim they are the top boxer in the world. Betting on boxing will reach its zenith during the buildup to the fight with many Online bookmakers looking to take advantage of the popularity of the fight by offering money back specials and free bets on the fight. For almost all bookmakers 38 year old Mayweather is the clear favorite in boxing betting, but at 36 years old Pacquiao could cause a surprise and use his power to overcome Mayweather and cause the first loss of his career.