Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao | Sunday 3 May, 2015 | MGM Las Vegas | 04.00 BST
The Fight of the Century is just a few days away and the anticipation is quickly growing for what is set to be the most hotly contested match since Muhammad Ali faced Jow Frazier in Manila in 1975. Fans from around the world will be crowding around televisions as the most heavily bet on boxing match ever gets underway between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in Las Vegas.
Mayweather, unbeaten in 47 fights and WBA and WBC champion, faces WBO champion Paquiao (57-5-2) in a clash that has been anticipated for over five years.
This match has been a long time coming, with Mayweather in particular making a lot of demands on his opponent in order that the event might take place, while Pacquiao has been keener to accept all terms in order to face his biggest rival.
Six-weight world champion Pacquiao claims to want the fight more than Mayweather, criticising the American for being only focused on the money.
“It’s all business for him,” said 36-year-old Pacquiao. “For me, it’s about giving the fans who are paying all this money a great fight. They deserve that.”
Pacquiao is not only physically prepared for the fight but mentally ready, too.
“The feeling I had three years ago, 10 years ago, is back,” he added. “I haven’t felt like this in my last few fights, I feel different. I’m relaxed and confident.”
Pacquiao and Mayweather went head to head at the MGM Grand this week for a pre-fight press conference. As the pair stared one another down for promotional shots, the Filipino smiled while the American simply glared, reflecting the rivals’ very different approaches to the sport.
There’s has been little trash talk between the two men which, although not unusual for Pacquiao, has been slated as a sign of Mayweather’s nerves ahead of the fight. However the American has responded to his doubters, commenting, “Me speaking out loud, me having personality, I did that in the past.
“I’m a lot older now. I’m a lot wiser. This fight sells itself. I don’t have to do that.”
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao Betting Tips
It really is a battle between opposites in this fight, with loveable underdog Pacquiao’s passion helping him to square up against undefeated champion Mayweather with his cool and business-like approach.
Mayweather might be the bookies’ favourite as he looks to maintain his 100% career record, but lovers of the sport will surely be supporting Pacquiao.
Floyd Mayweather – 1/2
Draw – 16/1
Manny Pacquiao – 7/4