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Haye and Chisora bout to break British betting records

| 12.07.2012

DAVID HAYE and Derek Chisora will slug it out in what could be the biggest British in-play betting fight in history.

All the money this week has been for the fight to go the distance at evens, as boxing fans predict a closer contest than is being touted in the pre-fight build up.

Should the fight hang in the balance as it progresses, the bookies predict in the latter rounds up to £73 a second will be bet in-play and on mobile devices on the outcome.

Haye enters the fight as the odds-on favourite at 1/3, however that hasn’t discouraged an army of smaller-staking backers rallying round to support Chisora at 5/2. A Chisora victory by decision is also popular at 7/1.

The special odds indicate that the fighters will touch gloves beforehand (1/8), but won’t shake hands in the press conference after (5/1). It’s 7/1 the winner beats any Klitschko within a year while Chisora is 1/2 to have his licence returned before the end of 2013.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Punters can’t wait to see these two get it on. The money suggests it will be far tighter than many predict.”

He added: “Should the fight remain close we expect in-play records to be smashed.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Haye 1/3
Chisora 5/2
Draw 28/1

Haye KO, TKO or Decision 5/4
Haye Decision or Technical Decision 13/8
Chisora by KO, TKO or Decision 6/1
Chisora by Decision or Technical Decision 7/1

Fight to go the distance
Yes evens
No 8/11

Specials

What will the Boxnation commentators say first? (after first bell)
Brawl in Munich 6/4
Licensed to thrill 5/2
The Klitschko Brothers 4/1
Luxembourg Boxing Federation 6/1
He’s down! 8/1
Broken Toe 8/1

Winner to beat either Klitschko within a year after the fight 7/1
Haye to win and announce retirement (before 11.59 on Saturday night) 5/1
Haye to lose and announce retirement (before 11.59 on Saturday night) 10/1
Haye to lose and cite an injury as reason for loss in press conference 16/1
Chisora & Haye to shake hands at the post fight press conference 5/1
Chisora & Haye to be spotted on a night out together within a week of the fight 10/1
Chisora to have his British licence returned by the end of 2013 1/2
Fighters to participate in a rematch 3/1

Will the fighters touch gloves before the fight?
Yes 1/8
No 9/2

Haye to suffer a knockdown and win the fight 9/1
Chisora to suffer a knockdown and win the fight 14/1

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Author

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.