The judges that had Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury even on the cards after their fight in LA have had their names cursed the world over since Sunday morning, but there’ll be a push for their beatification from one lucky Ladbrokes punter after it landed him almost £50k.
Having picked out 11 football selections from across the UK this weekend, their customer plumed for the 25/1 draw option as his prediction for the result of the WBC heavyweight title fight.
The total return on his £1 bet was a staggering £49,056.88 and, interestingly, it would have been just £1,886.84 if he’d left the boxing selection off.
All twelve selections and their prices are below.
Crystal Palace to beat Burnley - 4/7
Man City to beat Bournemouth - 1/8
West Ham to beat Newcastle - 2/1
Birmingham to beat Preston - 11/8
Blackburn to beat Sheffield Wednesday - 11/10
Accrington to beat Cheltenham - 6/10
Doncaster to beat Charlton - 19/10
Shrewsbury to beat Scunthorpe - 5/6
Gillingham to beat Slough - 4/6
Rangers to beat Hearts - 3/4
Kilmarnock to beat Hibernian - 15/8
Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury - DRAW - 25/1
An absolute knockout of a bet, expect to see this punter rock up to the rematch in a mink coat looking like Don King.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Putting the sensational boxing prediction to one side, it's rare we see 11 selections land on a footy acca. But the fact our plucky punter has correctly guessed the outcome of the weekend's big fight has turned this bet into one of the best we've seen so far this year.”