Mayweather Jr v McGregor hits £25m bet on Betfair Exchange

Conor McGregor Mayweather

  • Over £3.5m bet on Wednesday on the outcome– the biggest day of trading yet – with Thursday expected to see even more traded
  • Bout expected to see over £100m bet on the outcome alone which would take it into the top ten sporting events in Betfair Exchange history
  • After a flurry of support for McGregor, punters now flocking back to Mayweather who is at his shortest odds in a week at 1/4
  • McGregor out to 4/1

Katie Baylis, Spokesperson at Betfair, said: “We knew this fight would be big, but the amount of money and number of bets on the outcome market alone has been nothing short of staggering and we have already reached £25m with three days still to go.

“We saw £3.5m bet on the outcome yesterday (Wednesday), which was the most we’ve had in a single day since the fight was announced and we are on track to see even more bet today (Thursday).

“Usually with boxing we see 95% of money bet on the day of the fight, so that would indicate we will see well over £100m traded by the time we get a result.

“The fight is already our biggest boxing betting event of all time, well ahead of the £9m bet on Mayweather Jr v Pacquiao, but if it does exceed the £100m mark it will take it into our top ten sporting events of all time with the top ten all cricket matches from both this year’s Champions Trophy and the Cricket World Cup two years ago.

“The trend in the betting until the last few days has been more money on Mayweather, and more bets on McGregor but recent activity has seen the latter come back to an even split, with 40% of bets on each fighter and – interestingly given its rarity – 20% on the draw.”

“Mayweather’s odds are now the shortest they’ve been in a week at 1/4 with McGregor out to 4/1, however McGregor to win in the first round is now 27/1 from 94/1 last month showing that many punters clearly believe his hype.

“However if the fight doesn’t go the distance, the most popular bet on the Exchange is Mayweather to finish it off in the 6th with odds now at 15/1.”

Betfair Exchange Odds – Floyd Mayweather Jr v Conor McGregor

Mayweather Jr 1/4

McGregor 4/1

Draw 94/1

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