With Miguel Cotto retiring last week, boxing lost another marquee name. Floyd Mayweather is still retired. Wladimir Klitschko is still retired. Manny Pacquiao is flirting with Conor McGregor. There’s a big opportunity for young fighters to grab the sport’s attention. Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux will look to do that on Saturday, December 9 from Madison Square Garden in New York. At the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, Lomachenko is a -400 favorite to retain his WBO World Super Featherweight Title.
It’s fight week and you have just over 24 hours to decide what to push all-in on in the prizefight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. The Las Vegas and Offshore sportsbooks continue to receive heavy action on the full fight odds and propositions.
“I don’t know him.” Upon learning that Australian Jeff Horn was his next opponent, Manny Pacquiao said he has no idea who he is. Judging by the public reaction to this fight, he’s not alone. What kind of contest are we in for on Saturday? At the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, Pacquiao is a -650 favorite in their WBO Welterweight title fight.
Hey guys, don’t forget about this one! On June 21, Matt Holt from CG Technology said that their sportsbooks have handled 15x more bets on McGregor-Mayweather than September’s Canelo Alvarez vs. GGG fight. At the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, Gennady Golovkin is currently a -150 favorite over the Mexican superstar.
Arguably the most intriguing fight since Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is schedule for September 16th, 2017 at a site yet to be determined.
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Cinco de Mayo weekend is widely considered boxing’s biggest showcase, and for the first time since 2011, Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn’t appear on this weekend’s card. Saturday’s headliner is Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez defending the middleweight championship against England’s Amir Khan at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Every boxing fan’s favorite words: “…Yea, but who has he fought?” In the case of Gennady Golovkin, the answer is “nobody”, but the blame does not fall on his shoulders. Billed as one of the greatest knockout artists of this generation, Golovkin hasn’t been able to coax any of the top middleweights into the ring with him. Canelo Alvarez decided to fight Amir Khan in May instead of Golovkin, and England’s Billy Joe Saunders had no interest in unifying middleweight titles. Left with no other available opponents, the 34 year-old from Kazakhstan will fight Maryland’s Dominic Wade as a -15000 favorite on Saturday night.