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Pacquiao vs Mayweather Odds: Speed Edge?

Pacquiao vs Mayweather Odds have Pacman +195 with 70% boxing picks on Manny

Pacquiao vs Mayweather Odds have Pacman +195 with 70% Boxing Picks on Manny Pacquiao

Pacquiao vs Mayweather Odds have seen major action on Pacquiao for the May 2nd Superfight in Las Vegas with Mayweather dropping from a -350 moneyline betting favorite to -210. Speed is part of the reason the gambling experts boxing picks are on Pacquiao, 57-5-2, 38 KO’s, who is one of the fastest fighters in boxing. Mayweather, 47-0, 26 KO’s, is a speed demon himself but his superhero quickness seemed to have dimmed a bit in his last two bouts against Marcos Maidana. ESPN2 News Boxing Picks panel have the slight edge going to the Pac-Man in the speed department in our in-depth breakdown.  Pacquiao vs Mayweather Odds have Pacquiao as a +195 underdog (Bet $100 to win $195) at

Boxing Picks Analysis: Neither fighter is quite as fast as they were five years ago but both men have few rivals when it comes to hand-speed. Both fighters have electric hand-speed but the overall edge in speed goes to Pacquiao due to his incredible foot-speed. Pacquiao’s ability to spring forward and laterally at the speed of light are one of things that makes him a special fighter. Mayweather still moves well but he fights more flat-footed nowadays. Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach said that Mayweather’s legs were “shot” and there could be some truth to that statement. Legs are always the first to go on a fighter and “Money’s” pins may be a bit wobbly.  Pacquiao vs Mayweather Odds have Mayweather at -210 Moneyline

ESPN2 News Bottom Line: Mayweather throws one punch at a time which makes his hand-speed easier to handle than the avalanche of leather that Pacquiao throws. The Filipino southpaw fires unorthodox combinations from unusual angles for 3:00 minutes of every round. The slight edge in speed goes to Pacquiao.

ESPN2 News 1-10 Speed Ratings 

Pacquiao: 9.5

Mayweather: 9.0

Pacquiao vs Mayweather Prop Bets

Mayweather By Decision: -140

Pacquiao By Decision: +450

Mayweather wins inside the distance: +500

Pacquiao wins inside the distance: +400

Ends in a Draw: +1000

Doesn’t End In A Draw: +1000

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