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

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured 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)
Jae C. Hong/Associated Press

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.

Related

    Sanchez Hopes Canelo is Not Talking The Talk and 'Fights' GGG

    Boxing logo
    Boxing

    Sanchez Hopes Canelo is Not Talking The Talk and 'Fights' GGG

    BoxingScene.com
    via BoxingScene.com

    Video: Abel Sanchez Talk Golovkin vs. Canelo Rematch Deal

    Boxing logo
    Boxing

    Video: Abel Sanchez Talk Golovkin vs. Canelo Rematch Deal

    BoxingScene.com
    via BoxingScene.com

    GGG Says He'll Receive 45% of Canelo Fight Payout

    Boxing logo
    Boxing

    GGG Says He'll Receive 45% of Canelo Fight Payout

    Scott Polacek
    via Bleacher Report

    Video: Tom Loeffler Talks Canelo-Golovkin Deal, Saunders, IBF

    Boxing logo
    Boxing

    Video: Tom Loeffler Talks Canelo-Golovkin Deal, Saunders, IBF

    BoxingScene.com
    via BoxingScene.com