Pacquiao Vs. Margarito: Picking the Winner and Best Prop Bets for Fight Night

James Brown@@chasingballgameSenior Analyst INovember 10, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - MARCH 13:  Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines throws a punch in the ring against Joshua Clottey of Ghana during the WBO welterweight title fight at Cowboys Stadium on March 13, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. Pacquiao defeated Clottey by unanimous decision.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao vs. Antonio “The Tijuana Tornado” Margarito fight for the WBC Light Middleweight title is Saturday, November 13th at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  Manny Pacquiao is going for a vacant title in his eighth weight class division. 

Here is a list of the best proposition bets for the big fight:


Pacquiao vs Margarito Over 9.5 Rounds

Pacquiao has been an incredible force in the welterweight division, but the endurance it takes to hang with the middleweights can take a toll, and so far he has held up and he’s been working to pack on the pounds. 

Though Manny has more fights equaling a better record than Antonio, Margarito has been fighting longer.  Pacquiao is an extraordinarily hard hitter and will depend on his speed to start the fight for the first few rounds.  This fight has all the makings of going the distance.


Margarito Wins in Round 4-6 25 to 1 Odds 25 to 1

Margarito is all strength and stands five inches taller with a 73 inch reach.  Both fighters work under the same promoter, Bob Arum, and are extremely familiar with the other’s fighting style. Pacquiao has been very open in stating that Margarito wraps his own hands, and his denials of not knowing they were packed with a hard substance were absurd.  Pacquiao wants someone impartial in the dressing room with Margarito to watch him wrap his hands.

If you believe that he will be packing pavement with his punch and can connect against Pacquiao, then the 25 to 1 odds look pretty sweet, but don't look for that to happen.


Pacquiao by Decision 28 to 1

Pacquiao is the more talented of the fighters and he will win this match, but can Margarito go the distance? If he does it will be a great fight to watch and finally the pay per view money will be worth it to tune into a fight that goes longer than five or six rounds. Margarito has the advantage with his height and arm reach over Pacquiao, but he is not the first boxer to have this advantage and leave a loser.

There is no such thing as a sure bet in boxing but Pacuiao is the next best thing.


Manny Pacquiao -485 To Win the Fight.

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