Boxing: Mayweather The Betting Favourite
The deal is done and Floyd Mayweather is the favourite with bookmakers William Hill for what could be the biggest fight in history against Manny Pacquiao.
Floyd Mayweather is the odds-on 1/3 favourite while Manny Pacquiao is the outsider at 12/5 for the bout.
“This could well be the biggest boxing event for bookmakers in history. Global turnover on this fight will be huge because this is the fight everyone has wanted for years,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.
“As an undefeated champion, Mayweather has to be the betting favourite, but Pacquiao is the only man to win world titles in eight different divisions. The purse for the bout is massive, but around the world bookmakers are celebrating that the pair will finally meet in the ring.”
If you had a £5 win bet on Mayweather at odds of 1/3 and he was victorious, you’d get back £6.67, making a £1.67 profit
If you had a £5 win bet on Pacquiao at odds of 12/5 and he was victorious, you’d get back £17, making a £12 profit
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: 1/3 Mayweather, 20/1 Draw, 12/5 Pacquiao