An anonymous bettor at the South Point Casino placed an $880,000 bet on Mayweather to beat Conor McGregor in a boxing match that is attracting major betting action in Las Vegas.
Having scored two knockouts to win his belts, McGregor has confidently predicted he will floor Mayweather within four rounds to hand the American his first defeat in what will be his 50th professional bout.
The lack of a sellout two weeks before the bout is noteworthy considering tickets for the middleweight championship between Gennady Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez at T-Mobile on September 16 was pronounced a sellout by Golden Boy Promotions on July 7.
Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao's "fight of the century" saw live gate receipts produce more than $71 million in revenue at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, easily surpassing the previous live gate record of $20 million, for Mayweather-Canelo lvarez.
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On Friday night, both Mayweather and McGregor had their media workouts, and plenty of storylines emerged. "Whether he comes or not, we are going to have a great event". "I'm not going to say hard to time, because you can get a timing on him, but at first glance you are not going to get a look that you're accustomed to and then depending on him, his aggression, his non-aggression, because Conor has different methods of executing his little game-plans that he has", Malignagg told Sky Sports (h/t Bloody Elbow). "I understand it can't come out now, but Conor, if you have any balls, release what really happened". "We know he has a longer reach". I don't have anything negative to say about anyone. I'm going to knock him out bad, he's too small. On Thursday Showtime and Mayweather Promotions announced a complete fight card for the upcoming event.
There were also tweets from folks saying tickets could be purchased at Costco, which doesn't help those of us without an extra $3,500 after cases of the toilet paper and ginger ale are secured.
"I'm actually exhausted of hearing that question", Ellerbe said, as the smile disappeared.
Ellerbe revealed $60 million has already been generated for the bout.