Coral's Boxing BlunderTuesday, May 23, 2017 15:07
A tweet posted from the company’s account on Thursday has caused a furore after the company mistakenly put up a picture of gangster rap legend 50 Cent instead of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Let’s Get Ready To Fumble!
The tweet was in relation to the much-anticipated bout between Irish UFC superstar Conor McGregor and American boxing great Floyd Mayweather. The text above the unfortunate image read ‘McGregor Vs Mayweather is one step closer. McGregor claims his side of the deal is signed.’ The now infamous tweet was reporting on the move by McGregor that made the fantasy fight a bit more of a reality by applying for his boxing license from the WBC. The negotiations necessary for the fight to take place have apparently started and it would be a safe bet that both fighters will be looking for huge pay-outs from this exhibition event. If the fight does go ahead it will break serious records for viewership and money made by the competitors.
The previous record for take-home pay by boxers is also held by Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather from his monumentally hyped fight against Philippine fighter Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
The close fight will also prove lucrative for bookmakers as it is difficult to call it one way or another which will cause a huge amount of people to back the wrong fighter over the winner.
Taking it on the chin
Coral received an expected and appropriate ribbing from some on twitter for their slip-up on twitter with Shaun Gorman commenting that he is ‘Pmsl at Coral thinking that 50 Cent is Mayweather.’ Then BanterBet chimed in by sharing the photo and saying that ‘Coral is having a mare’.
Despite this fun-poking, it seems that the betting agency wasn’t shaken by its gaff and has taken the situation in its stride. They have claimed that it was an honest mistake and that the situation has since been rectified. Tweeting again after the mishap was discovered Coral joked that ‘The person responsible no longer has access to any vending machines for the foreseeable future.’
Coral will continue to cover build up to this possible bout and will keep its followers updated with any changes odds for the fight as the buzz around it intensifies. More than likely they will keep an eye on their social media team to prevent any further mistakes of this nature.
The current odds for the fight from Coral sit at 1/12 for a Mayweather win, 13/2 for a McGregor win and 25/1 for a draw. According to oddschecker.com the most popular bet placed, with a total of 58.4% of all bets, is one for Conor McGregor to win followed by 30.9% for Mayweather and 10.7% for a draw.
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