It’s the most lucrative fight in boxing history, and some punters are already in the Money – as Paddy Power have paid out early on Floyd Mayweather beating Conor McGregor.
We’ve made the £250,000 pay-out this morning, despite more than 80% of our customers backing the Notorious one.
Asked about the pay out spokesman Paddy Power said: “We’re spinning the roulette wheel a bit here – as getting it wrong would see a serious Mac Attack on my bank balance.
“But, when you’re backing Mayweather, you’ve basically covered the whole board anyway.
“Patriotism aside, we are paying out early on a Mayweather victory – because we checked, and only one of them is a boxer. We always bet on black.”
Such is the interest in the event, it is easily our biggest boxing betting market of all time, predicting more than £200million in bets – with most of the money expected to come in the 36 hours before the bout.
It is more than three times the size of the next biggest boxing market, when Mayweather fought Manny Pacquiao in 2015, and by far the Paddy Power’s biggest event of the year.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 23, 2017
Despite the vast skill and experience advantage Mayweather holds over first-time pro boxer McGregor, we make him a generous 1/4 to win the bout – and our early pay-out means Money for everyone who backed him in the outright market.
The market had opened with Mayweather at 1/20, but punters have lumped on McGregor, meaning the odds have shortened dramatically as the fight approaches, tumbling to 10/3.
* Don’t worry if you didn’t place a bet on Mayweather and get paid our early – we have you guys covered too! Bet £/€10 or more on any of our Roulette Games on Paddy Power Games and receive an instant Free £/€5 Bet for the Big Fight itself. Just launch any Roulette game on Paddy Power Games or in the Paddy Power Sports App and bet £/€10 to qualify. Will you bet on black? Full terms and conditions on this are here.
8/11 Mayweather KO/TKO
11/4 Mayweather points/decision
4/1 McGregor KO/TKO
25/1 McGregor points/decision
22/1 McGregor, Round 1
22/1 McGregor, Round 4
100/1 McGregor, Round 12
1/3 McGregor to land fewer than 40 punches
6/4 No punch thrown in first 10 seconds
2/1 Either fighter to have a point deducted
6/1 Mayweather to be knocked down and win
16/1 Fight to end in the first round
20/1 Either fighter to win in 60 seconds
200/1 Simultaneous knockout
- Our full Mayweather v McGregor markets are can be found here.