Five is a magic number both for Manny Pacquiao and FanDuel Sportsbook bettors.
Pacquiao, the 42-year-old Filipino legend, is pictured on his country’s currency, including the 5-Peso note.
And new FanDuel users can turn $5 into $150 by picking the winner of Saturday’s bout between Pacquiao and Yordenis Ugas. NJ bettors can do so as part of the book’s +3000 (30-1) odds boost promo.
Take $5, bet the right fighter to win, and obtain $150.
FanDuel Sportsbook Manny Pacquiao-Yordenis Ugas promo details
Sign up for the FanDuel Sportsbook app (using the link above) and make at least a $5 deposit to cover the wager.
Place your first bet on the Moneyline market for either Manny Pacquiao or Yordenis Ugas to win their fight on Saturday night.
If your selected fighter wins you will receive a site credit bonus. The payout is equal to +3000 on the first $5 of the wager for a maximum possible bonus of $150.
The bonus will be issued within 72 hours after the bet has settled. The offer is not available for existing customers.
A blazing start possible
Talk about a big first round.
This is an excellent wealth-building opportunity. Take a chunk of this promo money, hit a couple of subsequent bets and one has established a bankroll, for next-to-nothing.
How sweet is this deal?
It has the same payout as a one-roll, “hi-lo” hit of two or 12 at the craps table. The craps version is a 30-1 return based on true betting odds of 35-1.
Here, a +3000 return comes on odds of -430 for Pacquiao or +300 for Ugas.
With Pacquiao, it’s a longshot payout for a chalk.
The event is dubbed ‘The Show Must Go On.’ Pacquiao’s original opponent, Errol Spence Jr. was forced to pull out of this fight because of an eye injury. Spence was a strong favorite, in the -240 range across the books.
Ugas is the replacement, and in the process, Pac Man is now the betting choice.
Manny Pacquiao career highlights
He’s a sitting senator who will run to become president of his country next year.
Pacquiao is the only fighter to win titles in eight weight classes. They range from 112 to 154 pounds. Six crowns have been bestowed by sanctioning bodies and two by Ring Magazine.
Because the Ring belts were captured against world champions, they are considered legitimate title victories within boxing circles.
He’s also the only fighter to hold world titles in four decades – 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s.
His last fight was a split-decision victory, at age 40, over undefeated Keith Thurman, 29-0, for the WBA 147-pound title in 2019.
Pacquaio’s career has lasted an astonishing 26 years, dating back to his 1995 debut.
Ugas looking for upset
The native of Cuba is 26-4 with 12 knockouts. He’s not a power puncher, but is busy.
His best prospects involve pushing the pace and hoping that Pac Man gets old in one night. Ugas has not gotten over the top against big-name fighters.
But he did win the title he will defend with a split-decision triumph over Abel Ramos last September.
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