BOOKMAKERS in Australia, the US and around the world are facing diabolical payouts should Conor McGregor beat Floyd Mayweather, as punters put their money where the Irishman’s mouth is.
Though McGregor isn’t expected to leave his first professional boxing match a winner this weekend, if the brash, UFC lightweight champ is somehow victorious, Floyd Mayweather Jr. won’t be the biggest loser.
Despite the overwhelming consensus from experts that the 29-year-old Irishman has little chance to beat the undefeated boxing legend this weekend, punters across the world are overwhelmingly in McGregor’s corner — accounting for 89 per cent of all action in Las Vegas, according to BetOnline.ag — and could be setting the city’s sportsbooks up for one of its darkest days ever.
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