Boxing Betting – Mayweather Facing The Pressure

by on September 16, 2009

The Mayeather vs Marquez odds could turn out to be the fight of the year. Online betting handicappers are looking at the odds and wondering whether there is any value betting on the big underdog, Juan Manuel Marquez.


Mayweather is a huge favorite in this fight, as high as -450 in many places, but a lot of boxing handicappers are wondering whether that is justified or whether that is simply a high price tag on a brand name.


Mayweather has been retired for nearly two years and hasn’t fought since he last beat Ricky Hatton. Clearly, when he did retire, Mayweather was listed among most people’s sports picks as the best boxer in the sport. He had the aforementioned Hatton victory in hand and also toppled Oscar De La Hoya.


But a lot has changed since then. Manny Pacquiao has emerged as a pretty good fighter in his own right and at this current point in time, Pacquiao is the pound-for-pound king of the sports and not Mayweather.


Mayweather is entering a fight where he doesn’t have a whole lot to win. Fighting the 36-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez, Mayweather doesn’t have much to gain.


Win the fight and he’s the same old Mayweather, who will still have to fight Pacquiao sometime soon to determine who is the best in the sport, or lose the fight and the questions begin as to whether Mayweather has passed his prime.


Marquez enters this fight with nothing to lose but everything to gain. He’s one of the best fighters in the world right now, even though he’s not the superstar that Mayweather is, he can reach stardom with a win.


A lot of people feel that Marquez won both of his decision losses to Pacquiao, which could really mean that Marquez is the better fighter of the two. And if Marquez were to win this fight against Mayweather, it would set up a Marquez-Pacquiao III, which is something that a lot of people are clamoring about.


Regardless, “Pretty Boy” Floyd has to prove that he’s still the best. There’s a lot of pressure on him to perform but he typically thrives under that pressure.


Even though you won’t find a sports betting blog to go against him, bet against Mayweather because there is value with Marquez. These fighters are much closer than the betting line indicates.

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