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There was plenty of hype and theatrics going into the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor but it ended as predicted. (Image: Getty Images)

Three 2017 Bouts Bring Back Boxing’s Popularity with Fans

Boxing at the start of 2017 was on the ropes as far as popularity with fans but three bouts gave an overwhelming decision to the sport’s popularity. The trio of contests were distinct and separate in their approval with crowds. One was an upset in the winnerís home country that […]

Floyd Mayweather, left, defeated Conor McGregor on their Aug. 26 fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and several seven-figure bets were placed on the champion. (Image: AP)

The Million-Dollar Sports Bets That Made Big News in 2017

Sports gamblers like to wager heavy on big events, and 2017 was no exception. They came to sportsbooks in Las Vegas and plunked down large amounts of cash on contests like the Super Bowl, the World Series, and marquee boxing matches. Some took advantage of favorable odds, others on favorites […]

Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez Bout Billed as Fight for Ages

No gimmicks will be needed when Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez face each other Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and promoter Oscar De La Hoya couldnít be prouder. The 10-time world title holder has transitioned seamlessly into the business end of the sport he was so successful […]

Maloof Brothers Bet $880,000 on Mayweather Fight

In what has been the biggest bet yet on the August 26 fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, ex Sacramento Kings owners Gavin and Joe Maloof plunked down $880,000 on the champion. The duo made the bet Friday at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas. Should the boxer […]

Underdog Bettors, ESPN, Winners in Manny Pacquiao Upset

When Jeff Horn was announced as the upset winner in a decision of his fight against Manny Pacquiao, the only people who were happier than those who bet on the long shot, were ESPN executives. The contest was the highest rated for the cable television network since Danell Nicholson vs. […]

Not Much Logic in Betting Large Money on Favorites

An unidentified gambler walked into the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook and placed a $50,000 bet on the Golden State to defeat the Utah in the Western Conference NBA Playoffs semifinals series. A smart play considering the Warriors are minus-1000 to defeat the Jazz in the best of seven series and […]