Boxing By Joe Crilly

Conor McGregor Could Cause £250m KO For Bookmakers

With just five days to go until potentially the biggest boxing match of all time, the bookmakers are fearful of a McGregor win against Floyd Mayweather. A win for the Irishman could see bookies around the world pay out up to £250m.


“We are fearing a McGregor win because people are backing him like he can’t lose,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Around the world bookmakers are looking at taking around £100m which will far surpass the turnover of any fight before but the book is so one-sided that should McGregor win, the industry will end up handing over £250m to punters who have backed him.”


McGregor’s odds have tumbled since the book first opened and he is 3/1 (from 11/2) to win while Mayweather is 1/4 (from 1/10).


Bout Betting:

1/4 Floyd Mayweather; 3/1 Conor McGregor; 40/1 draw


Method of result: 8/11 Mayweather by KO, TKO, DQ; 10/3 McGregor by KO, TKO or DQ; 5/2 Mayweather by decision or technical decision; 22/1 McGregor by decision or technical decision