Mayweather-Pacquiao: Richest Online Betting EventPublished March 12, 2015 by Lee R
The fight is scheduled for May 2, and the world waits for this lucrative betting event.
Well, the fight is finally at hand.
Records Will Fall, Online and Off
Years in the making, the Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao megafight on May 2nd is set to break pay-per-view records, closed circuit betting house records, and viewership records. Undoubtedly, betting records for online sales wager levels and volumes are sure to fall as well.
From Ladbrokes Sports to bet365 Sports to Winner Sports and all other leading and smaller online betting providers, this fight is sure to stir up activity and scrutiny as one of the most long-awaited sporting events ever.
Breaking Records: $250 Million
The purse for the fighters will be over $250 million, the richest bout ever. The fight sold out within seconds of being announced. Prices for the reserved tickets have yet to be determined and formally sold, but are sure to range from $1,500 to $7,500. Ringside seats controlled by casinos (who also provide online betting of course) are believed capable of fetching up to $75,000.
In short, the money will be flying, with 2/1 favorite Mayweather the classic boxer, an efficient and elusive defensive puncher; and Pacquiao the aggressive straightforward brawler who prefers going toe-to-toe to determine the last man standing.
Ambitious Fighters Whet Online Bettor Appetites
While Mayweather trumpets the appeal of the best fighting the best, and Pacquiao lauds being the underdog in a fight for the first time in public memory, the host of scenarios pervading the projected outcome of the fight have bettors poised to bet rapidly and vigorously online, and not just on the outcome.
Online Betting Diversifies Wagers
Besides betting on the outcome and type (KO, TKO, or DQ), the fighter's contrasts provide for all manner of combination on which online bettors can rapidly place bets.
Each individual casino site is sure to be offering wagering online per round on action such as punching percentage and individual round victories, with increasingly intricate and engaging combinations on a per site basis.
Suffice to say, the real winners look to be those who enjoy their unique betting experiences online, and online bettors are advised to start researching their in-fight options now, no matter what betting style they prefer.