Bet on Pacquiao Vs Cotto Today

Bets are now on for the much-awaited boxing clash between the Filipino pound-for-pound boxing king Manny Pacquiao and Puerto Rican Welterweight master and WBO champion Miguel Cotto. The bout is due to take place on November 14, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

This is potentially the biggest and most awaited fight of the year. Most experts have the Filipino as a clear favourite at the bookmakers, but his recent stardom has led to a multitude of distractions that are seemingly swinging the bout into Cotto’s favour.

Pacquiao has sprung to prominence over the past four years, due to his explosive victories over Mexican legends, Marc Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales and Juan Manuel Marquez. His more recent demolition jobs over the Golden Boy Oscar de la Hoya and Manchester wide-boy Ricky Hatton have elevated his status to the best pound-for-pound pugilist on the planet.

This bout is so interesting because the Pac-Man (as he is affectionately known) started his career at Junior Flyweight (106 lbs) and moved his way through the weight categories. His fight with de la Hoya was at Welterweight (147 lbs), which is an astonishing feat for someone so naturally smaller than his current opponents are.

Miguel Cotto, on the other hand, is a bona fide Welterweight that walks around between fights at 160 lbs or more. Cotto is a value for money outside bet, and his past victories over former world champions ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley and Zab Judah only go to prove his talent and ability.

Nevertheless, Pacquiao will start the betting favourite, but do not be surprised if Cotto pulls off a victory.

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