Cotto vs. Martinez odds, props and betting lines for HBO boxing pay-per-view (PPV)

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Two aging pugilists will slug it out in "the world's most famous arena." But does this middleweight title fight command your betting dollar? Find out below.

This Saturday evening (June 7, 2014), two of the finest fighters of this generation will do battle as Puerto Rican legend Miguel Cotto steps up in weight to face Argentina's "marvelous" Sergio Martinez in the former's premier stomping grounds, Madison Square Garden.

MMAmania will have LIVE coverage of the event, starting with the HBO pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast at 9 p.m. ET.

Cotto (38-4, 31 KO) was last seen thrashing Delvin Rodriguez in October, utilizing his long-neglected body attack to disassemble the Dominican veteran. Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KO), meanwhile, hasn't seen action since scraping by Martin Murray two Aprils ago, struggling with injury from both that bout and his prior clash with Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.

Martinez's WBC middleweight title will be on the line; so let's see what happens if you add some dosh to that pot.

WBC Middleweight Title

Martinez: -225 (4/9)
Cotto: +175 (7/4)

Exact Result

Martinez by KO, TKO or DQ: 14/5
Martinez by Decision: 6/5

Cotto by KO, TKO or DQ: 14/5
Cotto by Decision: 9/2

Draw: 22/1

Round and Result

Martinez wins in Round 1: 40/1
Martinez wins in Round 2: 35/1
Martinez wins in Round 3: 30/1
Martinez wins in Round 4: 30/1
Martinez wins in Round 5: 28/1
Martinez wins in Round 6: 28/1
Martinez wins in Round 7: 28/1
Martinez wins in Round 8: 25/1
Martinez wins in Round 9: 25/1
Martinez wins in Round 10: 25/1
Martinez wins in Round 11: 25/1
Martinez wins in Round 12: 28/1
Martinez by 12 Round Decision: 6/5

Cotto wins in Round 1: 35/1
Cotto wins in Round 2: 30/1
Cotto wins in Round 3: 30/1
Cotto wins in Round 4: 25/1
Cotto wins in Round 5: 25/1
Cotto wins in Round 6: 25/1
Cotto wins in Round 7: 25/1
Cotto wins in Round 8: 25/1
Cotto wins in Round 9: 25/1
Cotto wins in Round 10: 25/1
Cotto wins in Round 11: 30/1
Cotto wins in Round 12: 35/1
Cotto by 12 Round Decision: 9/2

Draw: 22/1

Thoughts: Leave this fight alone; there are too many variables.

Sergio two years ago runs circles around Cotto; age and knee surgeries are lethal to a movement-based fighter, however, and he's shown worrying decay in his last fight. On the flipside, Cotto is coming up in weight, and while Sergio could make 154 without trouble, Cotto's had mixed success above welterweight.

There's also the issue of Cotto's recent offensive resurgence thanks to Freddie Roach to consider.

In short, the best thing for this fight is to just enjoy it. Though both these guys are out of their primes, they're rarely in boring fights and present an intriguing stylistic match up.

Give your wallet a breather.

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