On Saturday, April 12, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, WBO Welterweight champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley (31-0 12 KO's) will defend his title against Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao (55-5-2 38 KO's). This fight is a rematch of their June 2012 bout that saw Bradley win a much-disputed decision. Many questions come into this fight, so I have reached out to boxing experts, oddsmakers and wiseguys to give a complete analysis.
Let's take a look at where the money is going, as well as my pick for the fight.
Where is the money going?
As usual, my first conversation was with the very knowledgeable and always available Race and Sportsbook assistant manager Jeff Sherman at the Las Vegas Hotel. Sherman set the fight at Pacquiao minus-185 and Bradley plus-165 with the total at 9.5 rounds (over minus-345, and under plus-270). He said the fight is at Pacquiao minus-250 and Bradley plus-210. The total sits at over minus-345 and under plus-285.
"The price has not gone up by large wagers but more an accumulation of wagers," Sherman said. "I think the fight is at its high point, and we usually get some good dog money the day of the fight -- especially when the fight is here in Vegas."