Boxing By Joe Crilly

Biggest Boxing Bet Taken On Biggest Ever Bout

William Hill have taken a massive £150,000 wager on this weekend’s fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao. The bet, placed by a man in his eighties in Northern Ireland, is a record breaker for Hills and forms part of the more than £2m Britain’s biggest bookmaker expect to take on the fight.

The mammoth bet was struck at 1/2 meaning that should Mayweather win, it will return £225,000. Pacquiao is the outsider at 15/8 while the draw is 16/1.

“We predict this fight to top the record set by the second Froch/Groves fight and industry turnover could easily top £10m,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. 

Bout betting: 1/2 Floyd Mayweather; 15/8 Manny Pacquiao; 16/1 draw 

Method of result: 11/2 Mayweather KO, TKO or DQ; 5/1 Pacquiao KO, TKO or DQ; 4/6 Mayweather decision or technical decision; 9/2 Pacquiao decision or technical decision