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Bettor places bet on Mayweather-McGregor so large that system can’t handle it

Floyd Mayweather Jr. trains at his gym Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. Mayweather is scheduled to fight Conor McGregor Aug. 26 in Las Vegas.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. trains at his gym Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Las Vegas. Mayweather is scheduled to fight Conor McGregor Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. AP

In the lead up to Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s fight on Aug. 26, many boxing experts have already ruled out McGregor due to his lack of experience in the sport.

One anonymous bettor clearly agrees with their assessment. According to ESPN, an anonymous bettor at South Point Casino placed an $880,000 bet on Mayweather to beat McGregor in their boxing match.

The bet is the largest disclosed wager on the fight so far, according to Sporting News. Mayweather was a -550 favorite at the time the bet was placed. If Mayweather beats McGregor, the bettor would win a $160,000 profit.

Vegas Stats & Information sent out a picture of the betting slip on Twitter

The original ticket actually showed an incorrect profit amount—$120,000 instead of $160,000. The book had to write two separate $440,000 bets in order to show the correct amount.

95 percent of the tickets and 85 percent of the money has been placed on McGregor, according to the Associated Press. If Mayweather loses, William Hill’s Nevada sportsbook said it will suffer its worst loss ever, more than $1 million.

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