Friday, January 22, 2010


has listed odds for the just-announced fight between Manny Pacquiao and Josh Clottey at Cowboys Stadium in Texas. This is going to be a hell of a fight and we’ll be bringing you the latest odds and prices from all over the world of sports betting so that you know where to get the best prices before the fight. I expect this one to attract a huge amount of attention and, if you’re looking to back Manny Pacquiao to win, this is the time to do it as there will be so much betting volume on the Filipino fighter that bookmakers will be cutting his price as we get closer and closer to fight time.

Manny Pacquiao is currently listed at a slim 1/4 outright price to win his fight by any means. Joshua Clottey trades at 11/4 to defeat Pacquiao while the draw, which never happens, is 33/1 at Blue Square.

They do not currently have outright method of victory betting, but they are listing prices for decision or technical decision victories. You can back Pacquiao at 10/11 to win the fight via decision while Clottey looks to only have a shot at victory should he knock Pacquiao out. He is 8/1 to win on points.

The round betting odds are available and they’re in line with all other bookmakers in relation to Manny Pacquiao. He is 33/1 to win the fight in the first or last round, 25/1 to win in the 2nd or the 11th round and 20/1 to win in the 3rd, 9th or 10th round. You’ll find him short-priced at 16/1 to win in any one of the 4-8 rounds. Solid odds, especially on those later rounds where I think Pacquiao could move in for the kill.

Clottey’s round betting odds are 66/1 to win in rounds 1, 10, 11 and 12 while he is 50/1 to win in any other round.

My theory is that the fight will nearly go the distance, but Pacquiao will win via a KO or TKO. I don’t know if there will be a stoppage, but I think that Pacquiao by decision is too short of a price at 10/11. I can see the bookmakers logic as Clottey has only lost fights on points or by DQ, but he’s never fought anyone of Pacquiao’s calibre. Clottey lost his title in a close decision to Miguel Cotto, while Pacquiao’s fight with Cotto wasn’t even really close. I think Manny will come out guns blazing and drop Clottey in the 10th or 11th round.

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