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Pacquiao Favored to Win World Welterweight Title

June 28, 2017

The Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn match will take place at the Suncorp Stadium on July 2. This fight will have the world welterweight title on the line.

The favored boxer for this match goes to Pacquiao. With the current pricing of the match winner, it is a good idea to find prop bets instead.

Battle of Brisbane odds

The odds for the upcoming match should be no surprise to any regular bettor or viewer of Pacquiao matches. Bitcoin sportsbook platforms give the Filipino boxer a nod here with 1.13 odds from Betcoin.ag, 1.189 from Nitrogen Sports, and 1.160 odds from Cloudbet. Queensland’s own Horn has odds of 5.06 from Betcoin.ag, 5.310 from Nitrogen Sports, and 5.200 from Cloudbet.

There is a very strong chance that Pacquiao will walk away from the ring with the title still in his hands on Sunday. In terms of experience, Horn’s 17 fights cannot hold a candle to Pacquiao’s 67 fights. What’s more, Pacquiao’s southpaw style can be hard to match with Horn’s orthodox style.

On the other hand, Horn has his youth as well as the hometown advantage against Pacquiao. Horn’s achievements also put him in the second ranked contender by the WBO. This could be the reason why many Bitcoin sportsbooks give him fair odds of around five instead of 10 or higher.

Bettors might want to wait until the weekend before placing any bets with the current prices on Pacquiao. The profit margin here is too low, and it is a good idea to consider prop bets for the match on Sunday. These prop bets include a win for Pacquiao through a KO or points. Certain sportsbooks set these bets at 2.00 odds which are a better price than for Pacquiao to win the match.

Pacquiao’s and Horn’s background

Pacquiao is a household name even outside of the boxing community. He won 11 major world titles and won over five reigning champions over different weight classes.

Apart from boxing, the Filipino legend has gone through various careers. When Pacquiao is outside of the boxing ring, he dons his senatorial cap to participate in the Philippine’s political affairs.  Otherwise, the boxing legend will be appearing in a Filipino movie or one of many varieties shows in the country. He even took part in the professional basketball scene in his country when he became a playing coach for the Kia Motor team.

Horn’s achievements in his professional boxer career, on the other hand, include reaching the quarter finals of the men’s light welter division in the Olympics in London. He also got a knock out win against Randall Bailey who has two world champion title under his belt. Outside of the ring, Horn is a primary and secondary level school teacher.