UK Gambling Records Broken For Mayweather McGregor Showdown
The upcoming “fight of the century” between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is set to break all records for UK bookies with fight fans in a frenzy not seen for years.
Despite the circus like atmosphere surrounding the fight, all eyes will be on Las Vegas for the fight between the UFC Champion and what many believe to be the greatest boxer of our generation Mayweather.
With a 49-0record, Mayweather is not surprisingly the favorite for the bout but McGregor has captured the imagination of punters around the globe with his charisma and belief in himself that he can overcome any rival that is put in front of him.
Despite the glaring mismatch and unprecedented crossover at such a high level, Saturday night’s fight is expected to pass the 2015 showdown between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao that saw 4.6 million pay for views garnered.
To put the magnitude of this event in perspective, the largest bet-on fight in Betfair’s history was £8.9 million for the 2015 Mayweather, Pacquiao showdown.
Until the posting of this article Betfair’s exchange has already matched more than £20 million and by fight night is expected to reach up to £300m across the UK gambling industry.
Many punters are going for a McGregor win based purely on sentiment and the Irishman’s charisma. Added to that is the Irish patriotis that will back McGregor against any opponent it seems.
Betway have taken a lot of bets in favor of McGregor finishing Mayweather in the early rounds. In the US there are also a surprising amount of dollars been wagered on McGregor.