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There is plenty happening in boxing this year. Some of it is the usual frustration of promotors trying to arrange fights between the best men amidst the bureaucracy of different boxing federations, but there’s also a growing trend developing — retired legends making serious money through exhibition fights.
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather aptly pioneered the trend, but now, many others are jumping onboard the bandwagon in search of some big pay days. Manny Pacquiao, the pride of the Philippines, is the latest to join the movement. With world titles across eight different weight classes and having only retired last year, Pacquiao is following suit and fighting his first exhibition match this coming weekend. Up against a YouTube self-defence star who has zero professional fights to his name, Manny Pacquiao vs DK Yoo should be entertaining if nothing else.
We look at how to bet on this bout, and give a run down of all there is to know ahead of Saturday night’s exhibition between these two 43-year-olds.
Manny Pacquiao vs DK Yoo Betting Odds
Here’s a look at the overall odds for this fight, for those who are interested in joining Manny Pacquiao in making money on Saturday night:
- Manny Pacquiao to win @ 1/10 (1.04)
- DK Yoo to win @ 8/1 (9.00)
As expected, Manny Pacquiao is the overwhelming favorite heading into this exhibition bout with the bookmakers.
Manny Pacquiao vs DK Yoo Prediction
Who the superior fighter is out of Manny Pacquiao and DK Yoo is never in question on Saturday night. With 72 professional fights and a reputation as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, Pacquiao is the undeniable favourite.
However, the nuance with exhibition boxing is that a winner is only found by way of knockout. Because this match is not a professional fight, there will be no judges present. If this bout goes the distance, it will be declared a draw, and bets either way will be void.
Essentially, this means that punters are betting on whether Pacquiao is going to take this fight seriously or not. If he comes out eager to avenge his loss in August 2021 that meant his professional career ended on a low-note, then Pacquiao will easily finish this fight by way of knockout and claim the win. However, if he approach this as a charity match, where he gets paid the moment he steps into the ring and simply spars with Yoo, then the bout could easily go the distance and be called a draw.
We say that Pacquiao will finish this one in the fifth or sixth round after giving the crowd a few rounds of entertainment first.
Manny Pacquiao vs DK Yoo Event Details
Boxing action will head to South Korea this weekend, with this exhibition match and its accompanying card set to take place in the nation’s capital, Seoul.
- Dates: Saturday, 10th December at 10:00 pm EST (Sunday, 11th December at 03:00 am GMT)
- Location: The Seoul Arena, Seoul, South Korea
- Format: Six round exhibition fight
Tune in this Saturday night to see whether South Korea’s YouTube star DK Yoo can go the distance against the legend Manny Pacquiao, or whether this mismatch will end quickly.
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