Floyd Mayweather, Jr. will square off with Miguel Cotto tomorrow night on HBO PPV. Mayweather is understandably the favorite, bringing a 42-0 record to the ring with him while Cotto is a bit faded from his absolute peak. But the odds are still reasonable for some of the fights we've seen lately. Boxing odds tend to slant heavily in bouts like this just because a better boxer is a better boxer, unlike in MMA where a better striker can get taken down and submitted or a wrestler forced to stand up and trade strikes.
Currently, Mayweather is hanging around a -700 favorite, but is as high as -800 on some gambling websites. Cotto will come in as an underdog listed as anywhere between +450 and +550. There are also lines on things like how long the fight goes, with over 9.5 rounds listed at -250 and under 9.5 rounds at +170.
The favored method of victory for the event is Floyd Mayweather by decision (-150) followed by Mayweather by stoppage (+190), Cotto by stoppage (+800), Cotto by decision (+1400) and a draw (+4000).
In the evening's other featured bout, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is listed at a -900 favorite against Shane Mosley who is an underdog of upwards of +600.
Jessie Vargas is a huge favorite at -3500 against Steve Forbes (+1750) and Deandre Latimore (-145) is a slight favorite against Carlos Quintana (+125).
The best value in all these lines would be on Quintana at +125 as I like his better experience to topple the sometimes lazy Latimore and Mayweather by decision at -150 since Cotto is difficult to stop, unlikely to stop Mayweather and Floyd doesn't carry huge power, making a decision likely.