Manny Pacquiao v Adrien Broner Preview, Tips and Betting Offers – Back Manny at 30/1

Manny Pacquiao v Adrien Broner Tips and Betting Offers, Sunday 20th January 2019, MGM Grand, 3am UK time

Manny Pacquiao is back in the ring this week, as he looks to extend a glittering boxing career. While recent times have taken Pac-Man into acting and basketball, he has an incredible boxing career that he’s aiming to build on. As he approaches a 70th bout this weekend, will he follow up his great wins of the past by seeing off Adrien Broner?

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Manny Pacquiao v Adrien Broner Betting Tips

  • Pacquiao via KO at 3/1 with Betfair
  • Pacquiao Rounds 7-12 at 5/1 with Coral

Preview

The big story hanging over this fight is the possibility of another meeting between Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. The pair’s 2015 clash was one of the biggest in recent years, as Money continued his perfect record, on the way to retiring 50-0. He maintains that he is still retired, but he’ll be ringside as his old rival returns to the Nevada arena where he lost to Mayweather.

That does threaten to pull focus away from this key clash for Pac-Man, who steps into the ring for a 70th time. He has pulled off 60 wins from 69 bouts to date, and that impressive run has given him one of the best records in the sport in recent years. Meanwhile, he faces a decent opponent in Broner, although recent results haven’t suggested that The Problem will give any trouble to Pacquiao in this clash.

Betting Verdict

Pacquiao comes into this one priced at 2/5 with Ladbrokes to claim another victory, setting him up for a bigger clash down the line. Broner is priced at 9/4 with bet365 for a victory, while the challenger is priced at 20/1 with 888Sport to record back to back draws. Can he trump the odds in Nevada this weekend?

The favourite is aiming to build on a victory after just seven rounds last time out. He had been on a long run of fights going the distance, something he’ll be out to avoid to prolong his career. He’s looking to step up and take out Broner early here, saying that his focus is to follow up his last victory with another early success here. We see him doing exactly that, and he’s 3/1 with Betfair to win by KO.

However, we don’t think it’ll be that early. Last time out he triumphed in the seventh round, and something similar seems likely here. We think it will be the latter half of the fight when Pac-Man makes his big breakthrough, which gives us some excellent value. We’re backing him to win between the seventh and 12 rounds, which can be found at 5/1 with Coral ahead of this bout.

Boxing has been around in some form or other almost as long as humanity itself. When it all started, it hardly stuck to the Marquess of Queensbury Rules, but you can be fairly certain even the earliest organised fights from Ancient Greece and even earlier attracted people betting on the outcome.

Nowadays boxing – and indeed betting on boxing – is big business. As, increasingly, is the more recent phenomenon of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts organisation).

As such, the bookies have started to come up with some very nice betting offers for the biggest fights in both boxing and UFC. Here we bring you the best boxing betting offers and previews ahead of the next big fight. Check out what’s on offer.

What Boxing Bets Can I Place?

As with most major sports these days, there are literally hundreds of different betting markets offered by the top bookies that you can choose from. We won’t go through them all, but here are the main boxing (and UFC) betting markets.

  • Winner – This is the most popular market and is simply a bet on which of the two fighters will win the bout – or indeed whether it will end in a (rare) draw. The method of victory is not important, it can be by knockout, on points, by disqualification or anything else, the important thing is simply which fighter is declared the winner at the end of the fight.
  • Method of Victory – Often you will find that boxing or UFC fights are very one-sided in the ‘winner’ market so it can pay to look elsewhere to get better odds. The ‘method of victory’ market is a popular alternative to the main ‘winner’ market and allows the punter to pick the fighter they think will win coupled with the method of that win, either KO, TKO, on points, by disqualification or some combination of those. You can often also just pick the method of victory without stating which fighter you think will win, obviously at reduced odds.
  • Round Betting – The ‘round betting’ market can offer some great odds by allowing you to pick in which round your chosen fighter will triumph.
  • Round Group Betting – As above, but here the rounds are grouped (e.g. rounds 4-7 or 8-11 or whatever) to give you a better chance of success, but at reduced odds.
  • Total Rounds – Here you are betting not on which fighter will win but just how long the fight will go on for. These bets are splits into different over/under categories, e.g. over 3.5 rounds (four or more rounds) or under 3.5 rounds (three rounds or fewer).
  • To Be Knocked Down – You can bet on either one of the fighters (or indeed both) to be knocked down at some point during the fight.
  • To Go The Distance – A simple bet on whether or not the fight will go the distance.

What are the different Boxing Weight Classes?

In professional boxing there are 18 recognised weight classes, and though some of these vary between the various sanctioning bodies, most are agreed upon as follows, with the maximum weight limit in kilograms – we’re using the classes as defined by the World Boxing Association (WBA):

  • Heavyweight – Unlimited
  • Cruiserweight – 90.72 kg
  • Light Heavyweight – 79.38 kg
  • Super Middleweight – 76.2 kg
  • Middleweight – 72.57 kg
  • Super Welterweight – 69.85 kg
  • Welterweight – 66.68 kg
  • Super Lightweight – 63.5 kg
  • Lightweight – 61.23 kg
  • Super Featherweight – 58.97 kg
  • Featherweight – 57.15 kg
  • Super Bantamweight – 55.34 kg
  • Bantamweight – 53.52 kg
  • Super Flyweight – 52.16 kg
  • Flyweight – 50.8 kg
  • Light Flyweight – 48.99 kg
  • Minimumweight – 47.63 kg
  • Light Minimumweight – 46.27 kg

When you are betting on boxing or UFC it’s very important to do your homework. Seeking out the betting value is the best way to earn a profit. Of course, using the best free bet offers can help skew the odds in your favour too!