The judges had Amir Khan ahead on the scorecards and – in all honesty – a miraculous recovery was looking improbable, but at Paddy Power we believe in fairness and whilst Paul McCloskey was still standing, he always had a puncher’s chance of scrambling to an unlikely victory – especially given the history of King Khan’s less than granite chin. Not for the first time in his career, Khan has benefited from a generous decision on cuts, but it doesn’t mean Paddy Power customers have to lose out.
As McCloskey backers didn’t really get a run for their money, Paddy Power are doing the decent thing by refunding over €50,000 in single bets on McCloskey to win the match. We’re also refunding Round Betting on ‘McCloskey to win in Rounds 6-12’, ‘Group rounds 4-6, 7-9 & 10-12’, ‘McCloskey on Points’ and ‘McCloskey by KO/TKOs’. It applies to both pre-match bets and bets placed in running.
As you can see from the photo, it was a nasty cut above McCloskey’s eye, but the referee’s decision to call an instant end to the fight without giving his corner a chance to work on it beggars belief.