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Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: Betting odds ahead of the big fight

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It's nearly fight night and everybody is talking about who is going to win the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight. It has been billed as the biggest fight in over a decade and the money it will generate in las Vegas this weekend is expected to be well over $1 Billion all things considered.

If you are thinking about making some money from the fight yourself then you'll need to keep close track of the betting odds between now and Saturday night. Currently with most bookmakers, Mayweather is leading the betting and is an 8/15 clear favourite to win the fight.

However, Pacquiao has often in his long and illustrious career relished the role of the underdog so he cannot be counted out just yet. You can back Pacquiao at 7/4 with most bookies but he can be found at 2/1 with some outlets so shop around if Pac is your man to take out Money Mayweather.

With the odds on an outright winner so unappealing there is no reason why you should not go off in search of a better value bet. A draw is more alluring at 18/1 with most bookies and you can find odds of 3/1 that the fight will not last the full 12 rounds.

Our betting tip is to back Pacquiao at 4/1 to knock Mayweather out as Manny has proved time and time again in the past that he has knockout power when he connects right. Rapper 50 Cent is one man certainly having a flutter after revealing he is set to put a whopping $1.6 million on Mayweather to emerge the victor which should earn Fiddy a cool $1 million should Floyd win.

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