Mayweather Set For British Bout?
Floyd Mayweather could be set for a British bout according to bookmakers William Hill after dismantling Manny Pacquiao on points in Las Vegas.
Hills make it an odds-on price of 1/2 that Mayweather fights a British opponent in a world title fight before the end of 2016. It is 6/4 that it doesn't happen.
"Amir Khan and Kell Brook are potential opponents that could appeal to Mayweather. They both certainly want to fight Floyd and they look obvious options for a global super-fight," said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.
Ahead of Mayweather v Pacquiao, William Hill predicted at least £2.5million would be wagered with them in the UK but early estimates suggest at least a million pounds more was placed with the company.
One 80-year-old Northern Ireland punter is celebrating a £100,000 win after staking £200k that Mayweather would win. This individual has now taken William Hill for more than £1million in the past year, correctly predicting 12 of 13 boxing matches he has bet on.
Meanwhile, after Mayweather's convincing win over Manny Pacquiao, William Hill think it is unlikely that there will be a rematch between the pair. The bookies make it a 3/1 chance for a rematch to be announced before the end of 2016.
But it doesn't look likely Mayweather will step off his home turf for a fight. Mayweather has never fought professionally outside his native USA and William Hill offer just 1/12 that he stays put on American soil for future fights. It is 6/1 that Floyd fights in another international location before the end of 2018.
"Can Mayweather truly say he is the best ever if he won't fight beyond his own back garden?" said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.
Floyd Mayweather to have a world title contest outside the USA before the end of 2018:
1/12 No 6/1 Yes
Floyd Mayweather to fight a British boxer before the end of 2016 for a world title – 1/2 Yes 6/4 No
Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao rematch announced before the end of 2016 – 3/1.
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