Found June 11, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
There was some funny betting going on for the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley fight on Saturday that won’t help decrease speculation that the fight was fixed.
RJ Bell of Pregame.com tells us that while most of the money came in on Pacquiao in the months leading up to the fight, big money came in on Bradley the day of the fight.
LBS insider Arsenious says the same thing, and tells us that the moneyline on Bradley plummeted from +475 to +300 in the final hour before the fight began. That means so much money came in on Bradley on Saturday, it lowered the payout odds on him to win the fight from 4.75:1 to 3:1.
Because of the big money that poured in on Bradley on Saturday, Las Vegas sports books lost big on the fight, per Bell. He tells us that one online sports book said it lost more on this fight than any other in its history.
We also have two other crazy betting stories from the fight.
Sports book Paddy Power felt the split decision in favor of Bradley was so awful, they gave a ...
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Manny Pacquiao (c) vs. Timothy Bradley
Pacquiao is coming out the aggressor as Bradley is on his heels. Bradley is looking to counter off Manny's left lead but Pacquiao is getting out of range. Bradley throws a number of flurries but he's not connecting with much on it. Manny finishes the round strong with some nice straights.
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