Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather takes to the ring for what he is claiming is his final fight as a pro boxer. The 48-0 Money Mayweather takes on Andre Berto (30-3) on Showtime PPV. As you would expect when the man who just definitively beat Manny Pacquiao takes on the man who just got by Josesito Lopez, this one is a pretty wide margin for bets. Here are the odds on Bovada as of Tuesday, 4 days before fight time:
Floyd Mayweather -3500
Andre Berto +1200
So if you want to win money on Mayweather, you need to bet $3,500 to bring yourself a cool $100. Meanwhile, a $100 bet on Berto will bring you $1,200. For a point of comparison, Mayweather closed around -225 for the Pacquiao fight, -300 against Canelo Alvarez, -1000 for the first Marcos Maidana fight, and -800 in the Maidana rematch.
UPDATE: Those were the odds on Tuesday. Now, just over 24 hours from fight time, they have closed up just a bit, with Mayweather now at -3000 and Berto at +1100.
Also available for betting: Will the fight go the distance? (-240 for yes, +165 for no), Will Mayweather fight in 2016? (-200 for no, +150 for yes), and will Mayweather KO Berto? (-225 for no, +150 for yes).
Also on the Mayweather vs. Berto PPV, George Groves is just barely favored over Badou Jack -150 to +120, and Roman Martinez is up over Orlando Salido -230 to +180.
Fight fans, will you be putting any money down?
Tune in to Mayweather vs. Berto this Saturday night, live on PPV. Bloody Elbow will have live fight night coverage, right here.