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27 Aug 17 12:46
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FLOYD Mayweather attempted to bet $400,000 (£310,000, €335,000) on himself winning his fight with Conor McGregor in under 9.5 rounds - but was stopped by the bookmaker, according to ESPN.

so he let it go to 10 ExcitedWink
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Report adamski August 28, 2017 11:24 AM BST
No xmoneyx, the bet would have been a winner as it lasted just under 9.5 rounds. He would have won 155 grand but got 155 million for the fight itself. Sounds a bit fishy.
Report leviathan August 28, 2017 9:14 PM BST
Can I ask a question about the under/rounds.  Id always thought say over/under 9.5 rounds meant til the end of the 9th round for unders and the 10th round and beyond for overs. I assumed using the 0.5 was just an easier way of expressing it like soccer goals with 0.5s.  What is the point of havng the middle of a round as the cut off point rather than the end of the round?
Report Shrewd_dude August 28, 2017 9:26 PM BST
You are right Leviathon that is what it means. The bet would have been a loser.
Report mesmerised August 29, 2017 11:36 AM BST
.5 = 1 minute 30 in a round, so for this bet to have been a winner, the fight would have to have finished before the first half of Round 10, the fight was stopped at 1 minute 5 seconds into round 10, the bet would have beena winner.
Report leviathan August 29, 2017 1:56 PM BST
Why do they offer it that way with mid-round cut off lines?  Surely would make better sense to use the end of rounds
Report Des Pond August 29, 2017 6:30 PM BST
They don't. It is practically impossible to define the exact second that a fight is ended in, that would cause far too much confusion and controversy. The cut off point is the start of the next round. As soon as the 10th round began, the bet was lost.
The question of why a boxer who is alledgedly being paid upwards of $150 million, should want to bet $400 thousand, is another matter. He may have done it for a laugh, or he may have wanted to make the bet for a friend. Who knows?
Report Des Pond August 29, 2017 6:36 PM BST
Although the bet was refused, the general point still stands. Anyone betting on under 9.5 rounds would have lost.
Report leviathan August 29, 2017 10:00 PM BST
I agree that should be correct Des. But here are P@ddies rules;

For Total Rounds settlement purposes,  1 minute and 30 seconds will represent half a round. For example, for a bet on “Over 10.5 rounds” to be a winner, the fight must last beyond 1 minute and 30 seconds in round 11.  If the number of rounds for a fight is changed after this market has been set then all bets on this market will be void.

And betw@ys

1. For settlement purposes, where a half round is stated then the half-way point of the round is where under/over is determined. For example,
In a three minute round, this point would be 1 minute 30 seconds.

I think a few others also interpret over/under in their rules the same way.  Definitely a change from when I had an interest in betting on boxing 10+ years ago.
Report mesmerised August 29, 2017 10:07 PM BST
Exactly, it would have been a winner based on those rules as I said.

Mayweather, who went off as a -500 favorite at most sportsbooks, stopped McGregor 1 minute, 5 seconds into the 10th round. Mayweather would have won either attempted bet: under 9.5 or to win by knockout.
Report Des Pond August 30, 2017 2:03 AM BST
In that case I stand corrected. Is it just paddys, or do the other books do it this way? Seems to be inviting controversy to me. What it the ref takes more than a second to wave a fight off? Or what if a ref starts to push an attacking fighter away at 1 min 30 secs, but doesn't make it clear whether he is ending the fight, or if he's just calling a break, then he has another look and waves the fight off a couple of seconds later? What if he is not clear enough in his signalling or is too slow?
Report leviathan August 31, 2017 1:10 PM BST
Well that's 3 people on the thread who had an incorrect understanding of what the rule was with this.  I'm firmly of the opinion this method of dividing the line mid-round has been amended in recent times by possibly one or two firms by individuals who didn't understand it and then copied by others. 

Oh by the way I lost betting on the fight, but not on this market in case anyone was wondering!
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