Preview of big fight boxing betting odds: Mayweather vs. Canelo, Pacquiao vs. Rios, Klitschko vs. Povetkin, Marquez vs. Bradley

Credit: Esther Lin / Showtime
Credit: Esther Lin / Showtime

The fall boxing lineup is getting quite interesting, and while we’re still a few months away from a slew of big fights, it’s never too early to start taking a look at what we can expect. Here, we’ll offer a preview of big fight betting odds for 4 marquee events coming our way soon. The A-list attractions include Floyd Mayweather vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios, Wladimir Klitschko vs. Alexander Povetkin, and Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Timothy Bradley.

Of course, there will be many other fights to look forward to this fall, with the addition of the heavyweight rumble between David Haye and Tyson Fury, and the likely rescheduled date for Lucian Bute vs. Jean Pascal, and more. So we’ll be sure to cover those as well, but for now, we’ll start with these 4 big fight attractions.

Mayweather vs. Canelo Betting Odds

Credit: Esther Lin / Showtime

Credit: Esther Lin / Showtime

This is the big fight that everyone is already getting excited for. Betting against Mayweather is a historically bad decision. Here though, he’s facing perhaps the toughest combination of talent, size, power and youth he has ever gone up against. For Canelo fans, confident of his victory, getting a chance to bet on him as an underdog is a rare opportunity. Meanwhile, at just a 3-1 favorite and likely dropping over time, the numbers against Mayweather aren’t as bad as they typically are.

  • Mayweather: -280
  • Canelo: +220

Over/Under 11.5 Rounds

  • Over: – 350
  • Under: +230

Pacquiao vs. Rios Betting Odds

Is Manny Pacquiao ready to return to his place atop the sport? Or did the knockout defeat against Marquez and a long career finally take its toll on the Filipino legend? That’s what this fight will tell us, and the betting odds are quite interesting as well. Pacquiao is a 5-1 favorite against Rios. Normally, “Bam Bam” would be seen as being way too wide open and vulnerable against Pacquiao’s offensive fury. But is now the perfect time to fight him? Is Pacquiao’s chin permanently dented? We’ll have to see, but betting on Bam Bam at +350 is certainly thought provoking for underdog specialists and bargain hunters out there.

  • Pacquiao: – 500
  • Rios: +350

Over/Under 9.5 Rounds

  • Over: +135
  • Under: -190

Klitschko vs. Povetkin Betting Odds

This is a fight years in the making. Wladimir Klitschko has simply been continuing his all-out dominance of the division, meanwhile, Povetkin has maintained his undefeated record by avoiding the brothers. But here, he has a chance to pull off the big upset and end the Klitschko championship era. Is Povetkin the best challenger Klitschko has faced? Or simply the latest in a string of fighters to fall to one of the Klitschko brothers? The odds are hugely in Wladimir’s favor here, making a bet on Povetkin an interesting opportunity.

  • Klitschko: -1100
  • Povetkin: +650

Marquez vs. Bradley Betting Odds

Last but not least with our round-up of the big fight betting odds for this fall will be the Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Timothy Bradley fight. This is a hard fight to choose between, with contrasting styles and two guys at different stages of their careers. They’re also both fighters notorious for making many of their opponents looking bad against them. However, depending on who you think may prevail, there are some interesting numbers here.

  • Marquez: – 155
  • Bradley: + 125

Over/Under 9.5 Rounds

  • Over: -350
  • Under: +230

Thanks for checking out our roundup of the big fight boxing betting odds for the fall, and keep on checking back for more updates on all of these matches.

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