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Betfair Benefit from Mayweather Win

2017-09-15 10:51:06

When Floyd Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena on August 26th the bosses at Betfair must have breathed a huge sigh of relief. Before the fight, Betfair revealed that 80 per cent of all punters who placed bets on the fight backed McGregor, meaning that the UK based online gambling company saved millions of pounds on payouts on the underdog. The showdown, nicknamed ‘The Money Fight’ netted Mayweather and McGregor an estimated $100m and $30m respectively and it looks like the bookies made a tidy profit too!

The Money Fight

The Mayweather vs McGregor fight captured the public’s imagination like no other sporting event this summer. The event, touted by some as the biggest boxing match of all time, lived up to all of the hype with McGregor going toe to toe with Mayweather for large periods. The American eventually dispatched the Irishman in 10th round taking his record to 50-0 and ensuring him a place in history as one of the greatest boxers the sport has ever seen.