Sheffield-trained boxer Billy Joe Saunders has bet a whopping £70,000 on Tyson Fury to beat Deontay Wilder this weekend.
The former middleweight world champ has staked two bets of £50,000 and £20,000 on Fury to win the WBC belt in the eagerly anticipated fight.
Saunders, who trains at Sheffield’s Ingle Gym, documented his recent trip to a Ladbrokes betting shop on his Instagram account.
He first placed £50,000 on Fury and then followed it up with another £20,000 stake at odds of 11/8.
Saunders, who was forced to vacate his WBO belt after failing a drugs test in August, put the bet on in a Ladbrokes shop – although it is not clear if it was placed in Sheffield.
If underdog Fury defeats Wilder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles this weekend, he will collect £166,250.
The 30-year-old ‘Gypsy King’ will take on undefeated Wilder in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Saunders has been involved in a string of controversial incidents during his career.
Earlier this year he was fined £100,000 over a video which saw him offering a woman drugs in exchange for a sex act.
The British WBO middleweight world champion was slapped with the fine by the British Boxing Board of Control for the clip that police described as "sickening".
In the clip Saunders was also seen asking the woman to punch a passer-by, which she does, before he drives off.
The fighter later described it as "banter" that "went wrong" and apologised.
He was also caught up in a bullying row after poking fun at a Meadowhall shop assistant on Twitter and sparked fury with a string of controversial comments about prostitutes in Sheffield.