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Pacquiao stays overwhelming pick over triumphant Marquez

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MANILA, Philippines - Not even his swift knockout of Likar Ramos could help convince the bettors that Juan Manuel Marquez stands a good chance against Manny Pacquiao.

When the fight odds for Pacquiao-Marquez 3 came out almost a month ago, the Filipino welterweight king was pegged as the overwhelming 8-1 favorite.

Pacquiao was listed by Sportsbook, the biggest live and online betting station in the United States, at -800, meaning a bet of $800 only wins a hundred bucks.

Marquez, meanwhile, was listed at +500, meaning a bet of $100 gives you a net of $500.

Pacquiao himself dismissed the odds, as he’d always done, as a mere sign of the people’s confidence in him, but not as a true gauge of how the fight should unfold.

Pacquiao has been the betting favorite over his last few fights, and the last time he climbed the ring as the underdog was against Oscar dela Hoya in December of 2008.


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