Ask any boxing expert around the world and they’ll tell you how Daniel Geale has no chance against Miguel Cotto this Sunday (our time).
Ask punters with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au and they’ll tell you the opposite – money is running 5:1 in favour of the Aussie ahead of his WBC Middleweight title fight in New York.
Sportsbet has been forced to trim Geale’s price from $5.20 into $4.60 while Cotto remains the red-hot $1.17 favourite (out from $1.14) despite the lack of betting support.
A Cotto KO is the favoured method of victory at $2.11 but Cotto on points is also fairly short at $2.29.
“Cotto has fought the likes of Mayweather and Pacquiao but Aussie boxing fans are a patriotic bunch which could explain why Geale’s price has been shortening by the day,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Miguel Cotto v Daniel Geale
$1.17 Cotto (out from $1.14)
$4.60 Geale (in from $5.20)
Method of Victory
$2.29 Cotto Points or Decision
$2.11 Cotto KO/TKO
$6.75 Geale Points or Decision
$17.25 Geale KO/TKO
Will the fight go the distance?