By most estimations, Manny Pacquiao should’ve won 2012’s decision against the currently undefeated Timothy Bradley. Alas, boxing is boxing, and Bradley managed the upset, despite declaring that “I tried hard but I couldn’t beat the guy” seconds before the scorecards were read aloud.
This time around, expect Pacquiao to at least attempt to finish him off, rather than let this thing go to the judges again. Oddsmakers seem bullish on Pac Man going into tonight’s 9pm Pay-Per-View Las Vegas welterweight bout.
[Sporting News] Pacquiao opened at -200 at William Hill, to which The Linemakers on Sporting News’ Brian Blessing said, “The number looked awfully, awfully low all along. I don’t see anything other than Pacquiao in this spot. …
“I like Pacquiao a lot, I don’t think Bradley has the punching power.”
Adds fight oddsmaker Hugh Citron, “Pac Man was robbed last time and gets redemption here. The fight could be closer than people think, but Manny will win most of the rounds.”
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“I would step up to the plate, maybe Pacquiao by knockout,” suggests Blessing.
Hey, can’t argue with that logic. Here’s the latest info going into the fight, should you want to recoup you $60 HBO will ask you to donate to their “Make Us Billionaires Fund.”