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Bookies out to make Haye while the sun shines

| 20.04.2011

CONFIRMATION THAT Wladimir Klitschko’s fight with Haye will go ahead is excellent news for the betting industry according to Ladbrokes.

The bookies look set to enjoy bumper turnover figures in excess of £10 million with the fight now confirmed and Haye finds himself in the unfamiliar position of being the underdog for the bout. Klitschko is 4/7 to win with Haye a 5/4 chance. It’s 28/1 the fight is drawn.

The fight is odds-on (2/5) to be ended inside the distance with 2/7 the price that either fighter hits the canvas at any time. Klitschko is 4/9 to stay on his feet for the duration of the fight with Haye a 12/1 chance to get knocked down yet still win.

Should the fight go to the judges, the most likely outcome at the prices is that Klitschko wins by unanimous decision (9/2). Haye is an unlikely 50/1 chance to win by a majority decision.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “‘This is the fight that the punters want to see and we can’t wait. Turnover will be through the roof and despite facing his toughest test yet we expect Haye to be popular.

“We can safely say already that the cost of a Haye victory would be in the millions.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Wladimir Klitschko – 4/7
Draw – 28/1
David Haye – 5/4

Method of victory
Klitschko by KO, TKO or disqualification – 11/8
Klitschko by decision or technical decision – 3/1
Haye by KO, TKO, or disqualification – 15/8
Haye by decision or technical decision – 8/1
Draw or technical draw – 28/1

Fight to go the distance – 7/4
Fight not to go the distance – 2/5

Klitschko to suffer a KO/TKO or Knockdown – 13/8
Haye to suffer a KO/TKO or Knockdown – 5/6
Both fighters to suffer a KO/TKO or Knockdown – 6/1
Either fighter to suffer a KO/TKO or Knockdown – 2/7
Neither fighter to suffer a KO/TKO or Knockdown – 5/2
Haye not to suffer a KO/TKO or Knockdown – 5/6
Klitschko not to suffer a KO/TKO or Knockdown – 4/9

Klitschko to win by majority decision – 33/1
Klitschko to win by split decision – 11/2
Klitschko to win by unanimous decision – 9/2
Haye to win by majority decision – 50/1
Haye to win by split decision – 20/1
Haye to win by unanimous decision – 14/1
Either fighter to win by split or majority decision – 5/1

To suffer a knockdown and win the fight
Klitschko – 7/1
Haye – 12/1

To win in 60 seconds or less
Klitschko – 66/1
Haye – 50/1

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.