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Oscar De la Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao fight odds, betting odds

 Boxing fans and bettors alike will close the year with one of the most unimaginable fights - the Oscar De la Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao bout on Saturday and we are here to deliver the latest odds on the fight. There is little doubt that the De la Hoya - Pacquiao fight will sparkle interest on the odds sheets, likely outpacing any football wagers this weekend. And who is to blame for the Oscar De la Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao fight buzz, well, the promotional masterminds at Golden Boy and Top Rank, of course. The two companies finally managed to take their longtime feud on the ring and actually make some money out of it. "It's very personal for me. That moment there is what makes it personal, because I don't want him to be talking about honor and how he's honorable and this and that. No, he didn't honor me that night, so I'm not going to honor him come Saturday," Oscar De la Hoya was quoted commenting on the fight, dubbed "The Dream Match" and the bad blood between him and Pacquiao at the same time.

 But enough about the fight drama, let's look at the betting odds offered on the Saturday's fight between De la Hoya and Pacquiao by a few of the most popular online sportsbooks. The Oscar De la Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao fight odds: Starting with the odds makers at Bookmaker (official website), who have given Oscar De la Hoya the favorite line on the fight's betting sheet - the odds on De la Hoya to win the fight are currently sitting at -180. Meanwhile the betting odds on Pacquiao to win the fight are underdog +150, much better than initially expected. The bookie is looking forward to a long fight (just as many of us who will pay to see the bout), the odds makers favor the fight to go over 9.5 rounds with line -185, but if the bout fails to reach the 10th round, the sportsbook will pay out on +155 odds.

 For comparison, we have consulted with the numbers at another popular online sportsbook, Bodog Sports, where the odds makers were slightly less generous to De la Hoya. The odds on the Oscar De la Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao fight favor the Golden Boy icon at Bodog, as well, but De la Hoya is listed with odds -175, while  Pacquiao is underdog at just +145. This sportsbook has also set the total rounds of the fight at 9.5 rounds. The Bodog Sports is also offering a vast array of additional betting props on the Oscar De la Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao fight, here is a small sample: Oscar De La Hoya winning the fight against Pacquiao by KO, TKO, or DQ will pay out on favorite odds 29/20, while Oscar De La Hoya by decision pays on 8/5; the Oscar De la Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao fight won't go distance is favorite with odds -160; Fight won't go 1:30 round 11 is also favorite with odds -130. For more Oscar De la Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao fight odds visit Bodog Sports website.

 Published on 12/04/2008

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