When Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley step into the ring tomorrow night on HBO pay-per-view, it will be Pacquiao who is the favorite to come out on top.
The two men first fought in June of 2012 in a competitive affair that the vast majority of viewers saw as a clear win for Pacquiao. Despite the seeming clear deserved win for Pacquiao, two of the judges found a way to score the bout for Bradley.
The controversy of the first fight has not changed the favorite in the eyes of the oddsmakers as Pacquiao currently sits at -230 at Bovada, while Bradley is at +180.
The odds have narrowed some from the first meeting where, around this same time out from the fight, Pacquiao was hovering around -450 to Bradley's +325.
The oddsmakers are pretty confident the fight will not end quickly, with a -325 line on the bout going over the midway point in round 9 and -250 odds on the fight going to a decision.
There are also method of victory lines which currently sit in this order of most likely to least likely per the oddsmakers:
- Pacquiao by decision +105
- Bradley by decision +270
- Pacquiao by stoppage +300
- Bradley by stoppage +550
- Draw +2000
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