Boxing Betting – Hatton, Pacquiao Square Off In Las Vegas
The boxing odds for the biggest fighting and boxing betting event of the year are posted. Who’s your flavor, the Filipino sensation, Manny Pacquiao? Or are you more interested in the Brit, Ricky Hatton?
The two fighters are the biggest international stars in the sport, particularly Manny Pacquiao.He is basically like a god in the Philippines as virtually everyone watches his fights. Even the police in Manila report that the crime rate drops to zero during his fights, which means even the criminals take a break to watch the Pac Man.
In the United Kingdom, it doesn’t get much bigger than Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton. He has a very loyal fan base that will follow him wherever he goes and they should be in full throat in Las Vegas.
But the two fighters are at different points in their careers right now. Hatton is on a two-fight winning streak but he’s still trying to recover from his ugly loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last year.
Hatton and Mayweather Jr. was an event similar to this one, only that those two fighters despised each other. Hatton desperately wanted to destroy Mayweather Jr. but the exact opposite result came to fruition.
Hatton has had a tough time recovering from that fight as he spent weeks crying himself to sleep after that and has since fired his trainer. He’s now training with Floyd Mayweather Sr., which is an interesting choice.
Hatton and Mayweather Sr. – exactly like Hatton and Mayweather Jr. – have exactly opposite personalities. Hatton is humble, while the Mayweathers are arrogant. Hatton prefers to be aggressive in the ring while the Mayweathers preach defense.
This should be an interesting contrast but it could turn out to be a conflict, not a contrast.
In the opposing corner, a lot of bettors like the Pacquiao odds because he has a great relationship with his trainer, Freddie Roach. Roach has trained many of the best fighters in the world but Pacquiao might be his best yet.
Free Pacquiao vs. Hatton Pick
The Pac Man is in his prime right now and he is virtually unstoppable. Hatton couldn’t handle the speed of Mayweather Jr. last year and now he’s fast another fast fighter. The difference is that Pacquiao packs a punch, which could mean a much quicker ending to this fight.
PACQUIAO TO WIN BY DEC +250
PACQUIAO TO WIN BY KO +120
HATTON TO WIN BY DEC +650
HATTON TO WIN BY KO +350