|BetWWTS.com, the offshore wagering company invited Bernard 'The Executioner' Hopkins, the current undisputed middleweight champion of the world to place a bet to win up to US$100,000 on him. |
In the upcoming championship fight versus Oscar De La Hoya this September, Hopkins has a history of betting on himself in major title fights. For instance, three years ago, in the unification fight versus Felix Trinidad, Hopkins placed a similar amount on himself to win the match, which he won by TKO in the final round ending Trinidad's professional unbeaten streak.
Then just last December 'The Executioner' bet his opponent William Joppy $50,000 that he'd knock him out during their 12-round championship bout, which Hopkins failed to do although he dominated the fight winning a unanimous decision.
‘Not many professional boxers have demonstrated enough confidence in their own abilities to bet on themselves in a championship fight versus an unbeaten opponent. Knowing that Hopkins has placed bets on himself in the past, we are offering to take a wager to win US$100,000 from Hopkins on himself versus Oscar De La Hoya in their September bout,’ says Simon Noble, CEO of BetWWTS.com.
Currently, BetWWTS.com lists Hopkins as an overwhelming favorite to beat De La Hoya at 2/5 odds (i.e., win US$2 for every US$5 bet). The company lists 'The Golden Boy's' chances of defeating 'The Executioner' at 7/4 odds and has calculated the odds of a draw in the title match at 18/1.