Punters are right behind Brisbane boxer Jeff Horn ahead of Sunday’s WBO welterweight bout against Terence Crawford in Las Vegas.
A Horn victory will see one punter reap a massive dividend after making a $50,000 wager on Horn, when the Aussie was a $7.00 chance. Another $30,000 wager, at $6.00, saw traders shave Horn’s price into $5.50.
Crawford is a short priced favourite, but bets for the challenger are hard to come by.
The biggest wager on the American is $13,000 at his current quote of $1.16, but overall Horn holds eight times more money.
Both boxers will wear the lightly padded MX Gloves. The gloves have horse hair filling instead of foam, which will increase the chances of the fight ending in a knock-out.
'It's going to hurt when one of us gets punched.'
As the fight gets closer, I am forced to adjust to the gloves @BudCrawford402 has chosen – which have hardly any padding.
Episode two of fight diary: https://t.co/pzIXiZS9qi
— Jeff The Hornet Horn (@jeffhornboxer) June 6, 2018
It would be a huge upset if Horn beats Crawford, but punter confidence is high. Aussies have a history of performing above and beyond in the sporting arena and Horn is certainly capable of pulling off another shock win.
Horn was the $4.75 outsider, backed in from $5.50 mind you, when he beat the legendary Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane last year. Pacquiao was the $1.20 favourite for that bout, which went the 12-round distance before the Hornet claimed the title with unanimous points decision.