Bettors enticed by Marquez’s long odds

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Some interesting numbers in Saturday night's title fight between WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (8 p.m. PT, HBO PPV). Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs) opened as a -700 favorite versus Marquez (53-5-1, 39KOs) in what will be the third meeting between the two fighters. The first bout in 2004 ended in a draw; Pacquiao won the second fight in 2008 by split decision. Since the fight was first posted, the odds have … [Read more...]