The huge upset that saw Anthony Joshua beaten at Madison Square Garden at the weekend is being toasted in one UK household this week after it led to an incredible windfall for a punter who saw the unexpected result coming.
The punter, in the London area, placed an ambitious £50 wager via their online BoyleSports account last Thursday and picked five selections across the weekend sporting action.
The incredible run started on Thursday evening, when Fox Leicester won the 7.05 race at Sandown at 11/8, while Liverpool’s Champions League victory over Tottenham gave the punter a fighting chance before the Boxing took centre stage in the early hours of Sunday morning.
1/14 Katie Taylor nearly scuppered proceedings but narrowly edged a tight battle on points against Delphine Persoon, but one of the biggest hurdles was then cleared after Andy Ruiz Jnr sprung the shock of the weekend by beating Anthony Joshua to become the Heavyweight Champion of the World.
That left all the pressure on the shoulders of golfer Patrick Cantlay, who shot a final round of 64 to overtake Martin Kaymer and win the Memorial Tournament on Sunday night having been picked out at 14/1.
His final putt on the 18th green saw the lucky punter’s account boosted to the tune of a whopping £42,816.38.
We have to say fair play to our customer on this one because we just didn’t see a defeat coming for Anthony Joshua and we weren’t alone either. It was a stunning set of predictions and they deserve every penny of their winnings for calling it!