The mega-fight of the century will finally take place Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas when Floyd "Money" Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) puts his reputation and unblemished record on the line against his most dangerous opponent to date: Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs).
Event: Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao
Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Stadium: MGM Grand
TV Info: HBO/Showtime
Stream: HBO | Showtime
Money Line: Mayweather -210, Pacquiao +170
3 Reasons To Bet On Floyd Mayweather To Beat Manny Pacquiao
Will Pacquiao be the first to solve the Mayweather riddle?
Will Floyd, the boxing betting favorite, be forever known as the best pound-for-pound fighter by silencing his critics and win a fight that took nearly six years to happen?
— ESPN (@espn) April 27, 2015
The three key factors that will win you your bet on Mayweather to beat Pacquiao:
- Floyd’s undefeated
In Mayweather’s last two bouts versus Marcos Maidana, it did appear that his skills were on the wane. Floyd just didn’t look as sharp has he has in the past. But, none of that really has mattered because Floyd Mayweather is undefeated. Yes, he beat Oscar De La Hoya when that one was at the tail end of his career. He beat Miguel Cotto in 2012 and not many people outside of the United Kingdom ever thought that Ricky Hatton was really all that good of a fighter. He’s been ducking Manny Pacquiao for years. But, he’s undefeated. Being undefeated can cause an individual to rise when everybody expects him to fall and many expect Floyd to fall in this fight. Some guys just aren’t destined to lose. Floyd might be one of those guys.
- Mayweather wouldn’t be taking this fight unless he thought he could win
There’s a reason that Mayweather ducked Pacquiao for so long. The first had to do with money. Money Mayweather didn’t need the money at that time. The longer Floyd waited, the more money he was bound to make. The other reason is because Pacquaio’s style is so unorthodox, so outside of anything in a boxing textbook, that Mayweather wasn’t sure that he could beat Pacquiao. Five years down the road? Floyd Mayweather has no doubt that he will be able to beat Pacquiao on May 2.
- He’s not called Money Mayweather for nothing
It’s true that the money has been flowing to Pacquiao. But what if all of that money is simply due to professional overlay bettors and fans? Overlay bettors are gamblers that will bet on any line that they think is an overlay. It’s just about the odds. Fans are betting Pacquiao by about 2 to 1 to 3 to 1 depending on what you read. But, more money for each wager is being bet on Mayweather. The professionals appear to be backing Floyd. Also, Mayweather hasn’t bet on himself yet, we believe. A notorious high-stakes gambler, Floyd’s wager on himself could significantly change the line.