First round KO most popular pick with punters
** Odds correct on 25th August 2017 @ 19:13
LADBROKES ARE continuing to see huge bets on Floyd Mayweather beating Conor McGregor, after the bookies reporting taking a £100k bet from an Oxfordshire punter.
And the clear favourite for victory in Las Vegas has seen his odds fall from 2/7 to 2/9, with a first round KO for ‘Money’ proving the most popular selection in the Round Betting.
The bookies can reveal the amount of money wagered and bets placed so far comfortably make this the second biggest betting event of the year – with only the Grand National topping it.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s the fight of the century, and it’s already captured the attention of millions of punters across the country.”
He added: “McGregor’s popularity from a betting perspective initially forced traders to push Mayweather out to as long as 2/7, but plenty of interest in that price has seen those odds get slashed in the last 24 hours and we’re expecting even more money on Money between now and the first punch.”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting
Mayweather – 2/9
McGregor – 10/3
Tie – 33/1