Anytime there’s a big boxing bout, it catches the attention of everyone, and the Mayweather vs. Maidana betting odds are the next item up for grabs in Las Vegas (and online) sportsbooks. Obviously, this is not the boxer that we wanted Money to fight but it will still be an entertaining bout none the less. Mayweather is currently a -1000 favorite while his Argentinian opponent chimes in as a +650 underdog.
The oddsmakers and Vegas have tried to insulate themselves as much as possible from people just betting relentlessly on Mayweather, a boxing legend who has never lost a professional fight. After beating El Canelo last September in one of Mayweahter’s most thrilling fights ever, the champ is now 45-0 SU. I don’t often tell you to take such lopsided fight odds, but making a play on Maywather vs. Maidana betting odds is practically free money no matter how slim the margins are.
When you think about, no matter how much you risk on Mayweather – and you have to risk a ton to make it worth your while – he’s paid out 100% of the time. No other boxer or fighter who has been in the squared circle as much as Money can say that.
So who is Marcos Maidana? The 30-year old, orthodox welterweight stands 5-foot-7 and is 35-3 SU in his career. He has two recent losses from 2012 and 2010, but is also riding a five fight win streak where he has defended the WBA Welterweight Championship. Maidana is putting up his only strap against Mayweather.
So which side of the Mayweather vs. Maidana betting odds am I encouraging? Part of my job is touting a fight and usually I tell people to throw a chip shot at the underdog “just in case”. I stopped doing that with Mayweather because he’s a brilliant tactician outside of the ring and never sets himself up for disaster by hand picking his own opponents. That’s why Mayweather should be a very heavy handed play for you here no matter what the size of your bankroll is. That’s the ugly truth about elite boxing these days.
This WBC, WBA and Ring Welterweight Championship fight takes place at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, May 3rd. It’s the same day as the Kentucky Derby so this promises to be a big day for sports bettors across the globe. Check out the Mayweahter vs. Maidana betting odds by hitting up our sportsbook and ensuring your weekend slip is complete.