WBO Boxing Odds
The WBO may have only been in existence since 1988, but it has still had a solid collections of world champions. The World Boxing Organisation emerged from the WBA after a rules dispute and has its roots in central America. Therefore, it is somewhat right that some of the best boxers with ties to the region are former champions in the WBO ranks, including Miguel Cotto, Juan Manuel Marquez and Oscar De La Hoya.
WBO odds previously best for British interest
The middleweight and super middleweight divisions have seen lots of British interest in the last two decades and some legendary all-domestic encounters. The middleweight battles between Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank were particularly flavoursome, while after stepping up a weight class, Eubank then had his almost-tragic battle with Michael Watson and two tough encounters with Steve Collins, before another monumental tussle with Joe Calzaghe.
Prince Naseem Hamed was another Brit to enjoy success in the WBO ranks. He made 15 successful defences of his featherweight crown in the latter half of the 1990s, often showcasing his cocky and flamboyant style in the ring. However, his dislike for of training and extended time away from his family largely resulted in a career of unfulfilled potential.
Pacquiao heading WBO odds at present
It is the middleweight and junior welterweight divisions which currently have the bigger rivalries in the WBO odds. Manny Pacquiao is the reigning middleweight champ, but instead of his hugely anticipated encounter with Floyd Mayweather, he takes on Timothy Bradley next. But Bradley will be no pushover as the current junior middleweight title holder and is still unbeaten in his professional career.