- Floyd Mayweather’s odds have dropped from -2000 to -800 after the new rules have been announced.
- No winner will be announced, meaning fighters can only win by knockout.
- The fight will be eight 3-minute rounds with 12 oz. gloves.
MIAMI – Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul will fight in an exhibition match on Sunday. Leading up to the fight Mayweather was listed as a -2000 favorite but since then, the odds have shifted to -800. Here’s why.
The Unusual Rules For The Fight
First things first, the line has not been bet down. Logan Paul does not suddenly have a better chance to win, Mayweather simply has a lesser chance to win. Let’s explain.
The fight will have no judges and no winner will be read in the ring after the fight. This means the only way a winner can be determined is with a knockout. The fight will be eight rounds with each round being three minutes long and the fighters will use 12 oz. gloves.
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The betting odds on some legal sports betting sites may actually specify that the fight needs to be finished by knockout for any action to be had.
Mayweather vs Paul Betting Odds
- Mayweather -800
- Paul +500
Paul’s only real chance at winning was by knockout already so this doesn’t affect him as much as it does Mayweather who could’ve easily put on a boxing clinic and won a decision.
Should Bettors Change Their Pick?
The only way a boxing bettor should change their bet for this fight if someone was adamant about Mayweather winning by decision only. On the other hand, Mayweather bettors are just betting more generous odds as the shift from -2000 to -800 is a very drastic change.
Paul is projected to weigh in around 30 pounds heavier than Mayweather which could turn some heads in the YouTuber’s direction, but Mayweather should still be considered the heavy favorite and may even be deserving of shorter odds.
How To Watch
Mayweather and Paul are scheduled to fight on Sunday with the fight being streamed through the Sky Sports Box Office pay-per-view.
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