Floyd Mayweather Taken to Beat Conor McGregor in Bettor's $880K Wager

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistAugust 12, 2017

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Staples Center Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. The two will fight in a boxing match in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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On Friday, an anonymous bettor in Las Vegas placed an $880,000 wager on Floyd Mayweather Jr. to defeat Conor McGregor when they duke it out Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena. 

According to ESPN.com's David Purdum, the bet "is believed to be the largest placed on the fight in Las Vegas at this point."                       

The slip, which Vegas Stats & Information's Mitch Moss posted on Twitter, shows the bettor took Mayweather at -550 (bet $550 to win $100): 

Purdum noted that while the slip says there's a payout of $120,000, the actual winnings would total $160,000. That's because South Point Casino's computer system doesn't print slips with payouts over $1 million. 

As a workaround, South Point reportedly decided to print up a pair of $440,000 slips for the anonymous bettor. 

As of Friday, Mayweather remained a -550 favorite, with McGregor penciled in as a +375 (bet $100 to win $375) underdog. 

Those numbers represent a significant shift from the opening odds in November that had Mayweather listed at -2250 and McGregor at +950. 

                                                     

Odds courtesy of OddsShark.