Filipino great Manny Pacquiao will fight American Brandon Rios in Macau, China on November 23rd (24th in China itself). The Pacquiao vs Rios fight is a comeback fight for MAnny who has lost his last two. Pacquiao is considered to be one of the greatest pound for pound fighters of all time, and has held belts at an unprecedented eight different weight classes. However, he has lost his last couple of fights, and some in boxing wonder if the 34 year old might be nearing the end of his career.
Meanwhile Texan Brandon Rios is hoping to make his mark on the boxing world (even more than he already did by previously becoming WBA lightweight champion). At 27, he has an impressive record of 31 wins from 33 fights. But nothing is as impressive as beating Manny Pacquiao.
So how do the bookmakers see Pacquiao vs Rios odds? Despite his recent losses Pacquiao is odds on favourite, with the best odds available being around 1/5. Meanwhile Rios looks decent at around 19/4. In terms of US moneyline betting – Pacquiao is at around -400 to Rios’ +300). Whatever the odds are come the day, you can guarantee there will be some money flying around Macau – one of the world’s gambling capitals.