Want to get some money on the action for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao megafight, but can’t get to a sportsbook? There are several daily fantasy sports sites offering contests based around the bout – Real-Money Fantasy Boxing.
Daily fantasy boxing has been around for a bit, but Mayweather-Pacquiao is taking it to a new level. Tens of thousands of dollars are up for grabs in real-money daily fantasy sports contests.
How does it work?
You are not wagering just on Mayweather-Pacquiao in these contests; you are picking fighters over the course of a variety of boxing matches, including the undercard for MayPac.
Contests are scored slightly different across the sites. You pick a lineup of fighters with a salary cap restriction — pretty much like you would for any DFS contest — and then you wait and watch for the results.
Here’s a rundown of where you can play:
The site that has been in combat sports the longest, Kountermove has four contests you can still play in. Two of them start tonight, and the other two begin on the night of the big fight.
There is a price point for nearly everyone, from 50 cents to $100:
Starts April 30:
$5 entry fee; $1,000 guaranteed
$.50 entry fee; $250 guaranteed
Starts May 2:
$10 entry fee; $2,500 guaranteed
$100 entry fee: $1,000 guaranteed
- Half a point is awarded for every strike landed.
- Ten points per knockdown.
- A knockout is worth 100 points.
- If the bout goes to decision, then the boxers will receive 10 points for every round won.
Head over to Kountermove to enter the contests.
There are several contests available for the fight, but the biggest features a $10,000 guaranteed prize pool, with an entry fee of $20. That contest starts tonight.
There are 10 other contests that are still open, right now. Two guarantee $400 ($5 and $10 entry fees), and one guarantees $200 ($1 entry fee). There are a variety of smaller contests, including a few heads-up and winner-take-all offerings.
The scoring is a lot more complicated at Throwdown, and is based on Compubox statistics. Get the full rundown here.
You can find all of Throwdown’s contests here.