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Paddy Power punters back McGregor!

2017-07-06 11:44:12

The 28-year-old Dubliner has been heavily backed by Irish and British punters despite never boxing professionally before.


Mayweather, who himself has never tasted defeat in 49 fights, hasn't captured the public's bets, with only just over 8% of wagers being placed on him. The one-sided nature of the fights opening markets has seen the Irishman's odds fall rapidly, with his initial odds of 13/2 tumbling to 4/1.

'Money' Mayweather remains the firm favourite, although his odds have drifted from 1/14 to 1/6.

Putting your money where your mouth is

Both fighters have garnered some four-figure bets, with one punter placing £5,000 on a Mayweather win at 1/6. The largest bet staked on the Irishman was £1,800 at 11/2. Many bookies are offering novelty bets too, with Paddy Power offering 12/1 on the likelihood of Conor McGregor throwing a kick.