William Hill are starting to see large five, six and even seven figure wagers on Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather to beat ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor in the mega-fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
The biggest bet was taken overnight when a punter placed a $1.2 Million bet on the Money man at odds of 1/5 – and stands to pocket $240,000 should the unbeaten king of boxing prevail.
However, the big bets only tell one side of the story. ‘The Notorious’ was initially a 7/1 shot to beat ‘Money’ Mayweather (1/16) when William Hill first opened their betting market in December 2016. Since then the weight of money on the Irishman has seen his odds tumble down to 10/3, while Mayweather’s odds have drifted from 1/16 to 2/9 with William Hill.
The bookmaker has reported over seventy-six percent of bets have been placed on McGregor, ten percent on Mayweather and fourteen percent on the draw – with the industry estimating a £250M pay out should the Irishman beat the American.
McGregor, the self-dubbed ‘Mystic Mac’, has predicted he will win the fight within four rounds – which can be backed at odds of 14/1.
William Hill are offering lots of special markets through their #YOURODDS offering. Some of the selected ones are 8/1 Either fighter to win by disqualification, 20/1 McGregor not to land a punch in the fight, 25/1 McGregor to land a head kick on Mayweather, 80/1 McGregor to KO Mayweather inside 60 seconds.
“This is a fight for the ages. The hype and the money being bet on the bout is unparalleled and everyone seems to have an opinion on the outcome”, said William Hill spokesman Tony Kenny. The big money says Mayweather but the number of bets says McGregor. It’s going to be fascinating to see how the betting odds evolve in the hours and minutes before the fight.”
LATEST WILLIAM HILL BIG FIGHT ODDS
2/9 Floyd Mayweather, 10/3 Conor McGregor, 40/1 Draw
Round Betting: (To win the fight in a specific round)
Floyd Mayweather: 25/1 Round 1, 22/1 Round 2, 18/1 Round 3, 16/1 Round 4, 16/1 Round 5, 16/1 Round 6, 16/1 Round 7, 16/1 Round 8, 16/1 Round 9, 20/1 Round 10, 25/1 Round 11, 33/1 Round 12
Conor McGregor: 25/1 Round 1, 25/1 Round 2, 25/1 Round 3, 22/1 Round 4, 33/1 Round 5, 40/1 Round 6, 50/1 Round 7, 60/1 Round 8, 75/1 Round 9, 90/1 Round 10, 100/1 Round 11, 100/1 Round 12
Method of victory
8/11 Mayweather by KO, TKO or DQ
5/2 Mayweather by decision or technical decision
7/2 McGregor by KO, TKO or DQ
25/1 McGregor by decision or technical decision
Selected specials #YourOdds
4/7 Conor McGregor To Land Under 45 Punches
7/1 Conor McGregor To Win Round 1-4
10/1 Floyd Mayweather Jr To Win By DQ
10/1 McGregor to land under 25 punches & Mayweather to win every round on all official scorecard whenever the fight ends
12/1 Conor McGregor To Win By KO In Rounds 1-3 (TKO/DQ Does Not Count)
20/1 Conor McGregor To Land Under 20 Punches & Conor McGregor’s Corner to throw in the towel
28/1 Conor McGregor To Win In Round 3, Floyd Mayweather Jr To Be Knocked Down In Round 1