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Ladbrokes punter stakes £10k on McGregor to beat Mayweather

23rd August 2017 / lee

It has been a long time since one sporting event has captured as much hype than the Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor fight that will be going down in Las Vegas on the weekend at T-Mobile Arena. Questions are about to be answered here, like the ability of boxing rookie McGregor against one of the greatest fighters the sport has ever produced. Will this just be a total mismatch with Mayweather finishing the job early by putting the UFC fighter on the deck?

Ladbrokes have reported that over the weekend they took a £10,000 stake on the Irishman defeating Floyd Mayweather Jr. That massive stake went down at a price of 11/4 on McGregor to win the bout and that will turn the punter’s stake of £10k into £37.5k if Notorious can cause an upset in his professional boxing debut.

Even though the rookie Irishman is underdog for the fight, which is carrying a huge purse for both fighters, it actually hasn’t stopped punters throwing money at McGregor. Because of the massively short odds on five-division boxing champion Mayweather, punters have been the throwing their cash at the underdog to pull off something spectacular in this fight.

For every bet taken on Mayweather to win the bout, Ladbrokes reports seeing 10 bets placed on McGregor. There has been enough backing on McGregor to have seen the price on him come down from 13/2 to 11/4 since the market was opened.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “The big bets are coming thick and fast, but while the majority have been staked on Mayweather up to this point, it’s McGregor who’s starting to attract serious interest in the build-up to the fight of the century.”

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor Odds

Floyd Mayweather Jr. – 2/7
Conor McGregor – 11/4
Draw – 33/1

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