7/1 Mayweather to fight Manny this year
With Floyd Mayweather preparing for his final fight before going into custody, William Hill are offering 7/1 that the much anticipated showdown between him and Manny Pacquiao will take place before the end of the year.
'If this fight is to be made surely it has to be sooner,rather than later. Despite Mayweather's incarceration it is still not impossible that it could be fitted in during 2012.' Said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Hills make Mayweather hot favourite at 1/7 to defeat 9/2 underdog Miguel Angel Cotto this weekend, with the draw a 33/1 chance. Floyd is 40/1 to win in Round One, 5/6 to do so on points, 6/4 by knockout, while Cotto is 14/1 to win on points, 13/2 by ko.
Hills offer 11/8 that the fight will end in 10.5 rounds or less, 8/15 that it goes beyond 10.5 rounds. It is 8/13 to go the distance, 6/5 not to.