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07 August 2017

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor becomes biggest in boxing betting history with £11.3million wagered to ONE bookmaker

FLOYD MAYWEATHER’S mega-fight with Conor McGregor has smashed bookies records, according to a leading betting company.

Punters have splurged more than £11.3MILLION with one bookmaker on the cross-sports bout which will take place on August 26 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.

Over £10million has been bet on Floyd Mayweather's fight with Conor McGregor with Betfair
Over £10million has been bet on Floyd Mayweather’s fight with Conor McGregor with Betfair
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Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor go head to head on August 26
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor go head to head on August 26
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It is now the most bet on boxing event in Betfair history.

The last record of £8.9m in bets was set by Mayweather when he collided with Filipino slugger Manny Pacquiao in 2015.

Betfair are predicting a staggering £50M of wagers will have been placed on the fight in total by the time the first bell rings.

Katie Baylis, a Betfair spokesperson, said: “With £11.3m bet on the outcome alone already, this is now the biggest boxing betting event in Betfair history.

“We expect this fight to trade well over £50m and could even get to the £100m mark, which would be one of our biggest sporting events of all time.

“Floyd Mayweather is the 1/5 favourite, with Conor McGregor at 5/1. As you would expect, most of the money is for Mayweather, however 40 per cent of bets are on McGregor, compared to 34 per cent on Mayweather and 26 per cent on the draw.

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“The biggest single bet was £100k on Mayweather at the start of the month and we are sure to see plenty more bets of this nature as we edge closer to this massive sporting event.”

Mayweather will face McGregor in 19 days at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26.

Betfair punters are predicted to splurge £50m on Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor
Betfair punters are predicted to splurge £50m on Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor
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