With the NBA Finals now over, and the soccer season well and truly finished, many sports fans have retreated for the rest of the year, awaiting their favorites to return. This time of the year can seem like a bit of a drag when it comes to major sporting events. But look a little closer and you can soon see that the sporting calendar still has a lot to offer, especially for those who like to put their money where their mouth is.
One of the most popular times of the year for sports enthusiasts is during the Wimbledon tennis tournament in the U.K. from July 3rd -16th. People placing wagers for sports fans are on fire for these matches, as punters try to guess the match outcomes and the tournaments outright. This year’s men’s singles is set to be exceptionally close, with both Roger Federer and Andy Murray close favorites with 2/1 and 3/1, respectively. If you want to take a slight outside wager then Rafael Nadal is a good option.
Our friends over at BlackSportsOnline reported that TMZ confirmed the deal between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is basically done. They are just waiting for Mayweather to sign.
All the parameters have been agreed on and the fight is set to take place on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight was long rumored to take place at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, but those plans fell through. I assume one would need to make plans to hold a fight in that stadium well in advance of a three month time frame.
Boxing fans have been clamoring for this fight for years. Is this fight happening a few years too late? Does Pacquiao have enough left in the tank to beat the undefeated Mayweather?
Arum was tight-lipped about specifics, but did say that if the fight does happen, they are considering Cowboys Stadium. HBO and Showtime haven’t come together on a deal since 2002 when Lennox Lewis fought Mike Tyson.
Pacquiao has been vocal about Mayweather dodging him. Pacman said he’s ready anytime and that the fight could be worth as much as $1 billion dollars.