Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pacquiao still favorite by bettors’ bet

Pacquiao vs Mosley
A look at the latest odds shows that Mosley's marquee opponent, pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao, on May 7 in Las Vegas remains the huge favorite in their scheduled 12-round World Boxing Organization welterweight match-up at the MGM Grand. Sportsbook lists Pacquiao a -800 favorite and Mosley a +500 underdog, meaning an $800 bet on Pacquiao would only win $100 and a mere $100 wager on Mosley would win $500.

That, despite of Mosley’s no-nonsense preparation. Even Pacquiao's Canadian adviser Mike Koncz was surprised with the way Mosley appeared when he faced the media last Tuesday.

"Mosley looks in real great shape," said Koncz, who had obviously seen the American puncher's photos on the internet as he was working out for the media. "His body is toned and you can see that he is taking the fight very seriously," added Koncz.

Mosley actually beat Pacquiao to the punch as he reported for training camp some 10 days before the Filipino actually went up to Baguio City with Freddie Roach. At 39 years old, Mosley believes he still has a lot of championship juice left and that the world will be in for a shock come fight night. Mosley said he prefers to win big – as in by knockout – against Pacquiao.

But Pacquiao is also eyeing the same kind of ending as nobody has yet stop Mosley dead in his tracks. Although Mosley has suffered a few losses, he has never been stopped in his stellar career. Manny Pacquiao vs Shane Mosley is promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions,Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions, Tecate and MGM Grand.

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