One Vegas native has put his money where his mouth is in a big way for Mayweather to beat McGregor on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena.
Traditionally the closer to a big fight is when the big money starts to come in from the heavy hitters so to speak.
That can change the lines somewhat right up until fight night depending on how many and how much of these ‘whales’ (in Vegas terms) put up money.
Some like to wait right until after the weigh-in itself on the day before the fight – to get a chance to see how the combatants look both physically and mentally on the scales.
With just over two weeks (at the time of his bet) before Mayweather vs McGregor one anonymous punter on the ground in Sin City has wagered big style at the South Point Hotel and Casino:
— Mitch Moss (@MitchMossRadio) August 11, 2017
It is understood that the wager was so large that it needed to be then divided into two wagers due to limits per individual customer at the sports book at the casino.
$120,000 profit if Mayweather beats Conor McGregor by any way within the 12 rounds seems on paper at least to be a safe, nice bet.
As the fight draws closer the bookies appear to be giving McGregor an ever so slightly better chance though – with some now offering Mayweather at just 1/4 to beat the Irishman.
McGregor sounded incredibly confident at his open media workout last week which might have influenced some sports books in Vegas and punters alike.
It will be interesting to see how those lines move between now and August 26th.