Mayweather vs. Cotto Odds: Predicting Outcomes for Various Bets for Big Bout

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistMay 3, 2012

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 01:  Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto pose at a press conference to promote their upcoming fight on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 1, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Miguel Cotto will fight this Saturday, and several folks are already taking a gander at the different possible wagers you can make on the boxing match. 

The two fighters are going to give boxing fans one heck of a show, despite the fact that it's not truly the fight everyone wants to see. 

People would prefer that Manny Pacquiao and Mayweather go head-to-head, but it's still a huge mystery whether or not that bout will ever occur. 

There's nothing wrong with settling for Mayweather vs. Cotto, though, as some of the bets you can make are pretty easy.

With that said, here are my predictions on some of the possible wagers for Mayweather vs. Cotto. 

How Will the Match End? 

Will this bout end by KO, TKO, unanimous decision, split decision, draw or disqualification? 

Honestly, I don't foresee a knockout or technical knockout happening. Sure, 30 of Cotto's 37 wins have come by way of a KO, but I highly doubt he's going to take down "Pretty Boy" Floyd with a knockout punch. 

Of Mayweather's 42 victorious, 26 of them have come by way of a KO. I don't think he adds to that total here. 

My prediction here is that the fight will end in an unanimous decision in favor of...well, you'll have to keep reading for that one. 

Over/Under 9.5 Rounds? 

Typically with big fights like these, they're going to last for awhile. Both boxers are great at what they do, which is why you probably won't see the over/under lower than this.

To me, this is an easy wager, as the fight should definitely last longer than a minute and a half into the 10th round. 

Throughout their careers, Mayweather and Cotto have won fights in various rounds, but this weekend I see it going the distance. 

Don't get me wrong, there is a strong chance this ends sooner than the 12th round. However, I just don't see if ending before nine and a half rounds. 

Who Will Win? 

This is the wager that most folks will bet on. According to Bovada, Mayweather is the overwhelming favorite (-700).  It's the right call, as "Money" Mayweather is a better fighter than Miguel "Junito" Cotto. 

Since Cotto is the big underdog, some might be intrigued to toss money his way, hoping for a big day should he pull off the upset. 

With Mayweather headed to jail later this summer, it's easy to see that he'll want to make the most out of this fight. That means he's going to be bringing the heat and power, which doesn't bode well for Cotto.

I think Cotto will put up a great fight and score well here and there, but in the end, Mayweather will be too much for the Puerto Rican to handle. 

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