Froch defeat is £30,000 winner for patient punter
Having staked a £3000 bet at odds of 10/1 in a Nottingham betting shop when the Super Six tournament was announced some two years ago, a William Hill client made £30,000 profit when Andre Ward outpointed Carl Froch. Ironically, the pugilistic punter, an American, staked his bet in a Hill's branch in Nottingham - where Froch comes from.
The same punter also collected £27,500 for a £10,000 bet at 7/4 on Ward to defeat Kessler earlier in the series.
However, the outcome of the fight was not as good news for the majority of British fight fans that backed Froch to pull off an upset triumph. 'We made a decision to take on Carl Froch - and punters were happy to oblige us' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe. Froch went into the fight as 13/5 underdog, with Ward 3/10 favourite - and 1/2 to win, as he did, on points.
Hills make Ward 1/8 favourite to win any rematch taking place during 2012, with Froch offered at 9/2. 'It is difficult to see how Froch can win, so a rematch looks unlikely' said Sharpe.