Pacquiao odds-on favorite in fight vs Margarito

Posted at | Updated as of 08/19/10 3:00 PM


MANILA, Philippines – Seven-division world champion and Sarangani Province Rep. Manny Pacquiao opened as a huge betting favorite over Antonio Margarito of Mexico.

Casinos are favoring “The Pacman” with odds of minus-525, meaning a bet of $525 on Pacquiao would only earn $100.

Analysts, however, said that Margarito presents a real threat to Pacquiao.

The current betting odds are expected to gravitate towards a more reasonable range closer to fight time.

The two boxers will clash on November 13 for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) light middleweight belt at a catchweight of 150 lbs. – Report from ANC

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