With Republican nominee Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden calling each other out, Paddy Power is hoping to get the political heavyweights to duke it out in aid of a good cause.
The punchy bookie is willing to stump up $10m to charities of the wannabe pugilists’ choice should they be willing to settle their differences in a charity boxing match.
The betting company, which last week paid out over $1m early to its customers who backed Hillary Clinton, have also started taking bets on any potential bout between the feisty politicians.
Here, Paddy Power make the Donald its favourite with Smokin’ Joe Biden available at to cause a slight upset.
When asked about the potential bout Féilim Mac An Iomaire, a spokesperson for Paddy Power, said: “While it wouldn’t exactly be Mayweather vs Pacquiao in terms of quality there’s no denying that this political slugfest would be highly anticipated and we’re willing to pay to make it happen.
“Joe Biden undoubtedly has the more impressive athletic background but we believe that Trump’s size advantage and WWE experience gives him the edge in the bout.”
Trump once appeared WrestleMania 23 in 2007, where he took down fellow billionaire Vince McMahon outside the ring and shaved the WWE owner bald after his representative won a ‘hair v hair’ stipulation match. He then, of course, fell foul of a Stone Cold stunner during the celebration!
Meanwhile, Trump’s inability to lay a glove on Hillary Clinton in his fight for the White House has seen his outside odds remain unmoved in the past 24hrs.
The billionaire businessman is now (representing a 18.2% chance of winning) to be elected on November 8th having been 9/2 on Tuesday. Hillary’s odds have shortened in the same period from 2/11 to (85.7% chance).
1/6 Hillary Clinton
5/1 Donald Trump
125/1 Bernie Sanders
300/1 Joe Biden
300/1 Mike Pence
325/1 Paul Ryan
500/1 Evan McMullin
500/1 Tim Kaine
500/1 Gary Johnson
1000/1 Jill Stein
1000/1 Martin O’Malley