Sunday, May 08, 2011


We landed the double stakes bet on the Swansea game yesterday and also got the added bonus of the 3.75 for four or more goals, it was a pleasing day all round, which ended with a winner in Las Vegas overnight when I sent the notes reproduced below for the Pac-Man fight to many of you.

I have been busy today and have put up a selection in Sweden, another in Portugal and two in the EPL, plus a bet at circa 4.50 on the USPGA tour which I am very keen on. Not sure if I will post any previews on the blog today, let's see how the odds hold up in the next couple of hours and I will be back early afternoon.

Good Luck.

Sent by email yesterday .....


Manny Pacquiao transcends the world of boxing, he is national hero and congressman in the Philippines, but that doesn't really do his status justice, he is quite simply the most famous Filipino of all time and that includes Imelda !

Pac-Man started as a Light Flyweight and last fought as a Light Middleweight , that is ten weight divisions, he has won World titles in eight of them, an undisputed title in four, he is a true boxing phenomenon.

He is 52-3-2 lifetime, but has not lost since 2005 when Erik Morales beat him on points, but Manny put that right and stopped Morales in the return bout a few months later and otherwise has not lost in the 2000's during which he has fought mainly the best of the best. His last three fights have gone 12 rounds, with a late TKO decision in the first and taking the last two on points.

Key for Pacquiao is that unlike most boxers at this stage of their career, he is still in love with the sport and lives to fight, it is certainly not for the money, he is mega wealthy and another $20m for tonight, whist useful, is not going to make too much difference to him.

He has moved back down to Welterweight for this fight, which suits him better, but he is still a tiny boxer in this class.

Shane Mosley has had a fine career and in a different era would probably have been even higher rated, but at 39 years old, he has to give seven years to his opponent and his best years are clearly well behind him. Mosley has an impressive 46-6-1 record, but that becomes less impressive when we note that he was 38-0-0 and 8-6-1 for his last 15 fights hints at a very different level. However, he has always fought the cream of the crop and whilst he has not won in 28 months, a first career draw and points loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in his two starts since prove that he is still a worthy opponent. Having said that he never looked like winning either of those fights and I suspect he has lost a little of his punching power.

Still, he is tough, tough, tough and has NEVER been stopped in 54 pro fights, with the six losses all coming on points. In my opinion he will do everything possible to protect that proud record and go the distance again tonight. He is the much bigger man ( 1.75 m against 1.69m although I have my doubts that Pac-Man is even that tall) and with a big ( 1.88cm - 170cm) reach advantage and whilst he has struggled against southpaws ( Manny) in the past, he should have enough to see the fight out and end his career with another honourable defeat. Odds are nice and far and away the best value in the fight.

Manny Pacquiaco to win on Points/ Decision 2.75 + .... 2.875 Bet 365.... up to 2.98 on the exchanges as I type. Pac-Man won by Unanimous Decision

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