Mosley vs Mayweather Lines | Free Pick
Sports Interaction’s Al Dannity takes a look at the betting options available for Saturday’s big fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Sugar Shane Mosley.
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Floyd Mayweather (-400) may be Money this Saturday night but he won’t be a Pretty Boy after 12 rounds with Shane Mosley (+275). This welterweight bout is as much about how Money looks as it is about Mosley’s WBA title.
With a potential world record breaking clash with Manny Pacquiao in the works, Mayweather will want to match the dominance Pac-Man displayed in his last outing. Unfortunately for Pretty Boy, Sugar Shane is going to leave him with a sour taste after this one.
It is unlikely that Mosley will win but he has played the spoiler role before and that allows him to provide some value in this fight. Sports Interaction are offering Mosley at +550 for a win on points and considering his past record this is definitely worth a look.
Twice against Oscar de la Hoya, in 2000 and 2003, Mosley emerged victorious despite the public and sports books backing the Golden Boy.
This is a boxer who is accustomed to playing the spoiler role. At 38 Mosley may be past his prime but he has veteran instincts which could allow him to frustrate Mayweather and sneak an upset on points.
The more likely outcome however is that Mayweather will find a way to win to keep the Pacquiao fight alive, although he will find it tough. The -189 price on Mayweather to win on points offers much better value than a straight up bet on Money.
Mosley has never been stopped and while that stat is always just one fight away from changing, Mayweather’s record is one of a fighter who carefully works out the surest way to victory. If Money doesn’t see enough openings to go for a knockout he won’t.
Instead will settle for a points victory, letting the critics and promoters worry about the post-fight implications of a contest lacking an explosive finish.
That being said never rule out Mayweather’s sense of the psychological aspect of the game.
While Manny Pacquiao dominated Joshua Clottey, he failed to finish the fight inside the distance. Pretty Boy knows the kind of hype machine he can create and a stoppage of Mosley would give it enough gas to add a few million more to what he earns against Pac-Man.
With that in mind it may be worth looking at the +330 price on Mayweather to win by KO or TKO or on the under 11.5 rounds option which is priced at +275.
Either way, bet on Floyd Mayweather to win big with Sports Interaction