Sport Anonymous bettor places $880K wager on Mayweather to beat McGregor

18:27  12 august  2017
18:27  12 august  2017 Source:   theScore

At $3,684, Average Mayweather–McGregor Ticket Cheaper Than Mayweather–Pacquiao

  At $3,684, Average Mayweather–McGregor Ticket Cheaper Than Mayweather–Pacquiao It will cost you a lot to see Floyd Mayweather fight Conor McGregor on August 26. published on SI.comIt will cost you a lot to see Floyd Mayweather fight Conor McGregor on August 26. On average it may not cost you as much as the vaunted Mayweather–Pacquiao fight, but the fact it’s even close tells you something about the considerable hype for this one.

An anonymous bettor at the South Point Casino placed an $ 880 ,000 bet on Mayweather to beat Conor McGregor in a boxing match that is attracting major betting action in Las Vegas. The bout is scheduled for Aug.

An anonymous bettor at a Las Vegas casino placed an $ 880 ,000 bet on Floyd Mayweather to beat Conor McGregor -- an amount so large the casino had to rewrite it as two separate wagers .

  Anonymous bettor places $880K wager on Mayweather to beat McGregor © Gary A. Vasquez / USA TODAY Sports The upcoming superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was bound to generate a ton of betting attention, but one person decided to lay down the gauntlet for everyone else.

On Friday, an anonymous bettor reportedly placed an $880,000 wager on Mayweather to win, according to David Purdum of ESPN.

The bet at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas was so large that the potential winnings surpassed the $1-million maximum payout allowed by the casino's booking system, so the bet had to be reworked into two separate $440,000 tickets.


Mayweather was listed as a -550 favorite at the time of the purchase, so that margin would lead to a profit of $160,000, making the total payout $1.04 million.

McGregor still remains the betting favorite, as the Irishman has had 27 bets placed on him for every one on Mayweather, according to MGM sportsbook assistant manager Jeff Stoneback.

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McGregor win would be 'dreadful' for boxing, says Horn .
Australia's Jeff Horn has given Conor McGregor little chance of beating Floyd Mayweather in Saturday's super-fight and hopes the American will "annihilate" the mixed martial arts fighter for the sake of boxing. Horn, who became WBO welterweight champion by beating 38-year-old Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane last month, said McGregor would struggle to even land a punch on the undefeated American.

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