Derek Chisora has placed a massive bet of £6,000 on England to win the Euros, just hours after the Three Lions sealed their spot in the quarterfinals with a stunning 2-0 win over Germany.
The bet, placed by Del Boy just moments after the final whistle was blown, will pay out an enormous £36,000 if Gareth Southgate’s men can pull off the unthinkable and win the tournament.
Chisora clearly fancies England’s chances, however, with the former heavyweight contender sharing a screenshot of his bet slip with his 235k Instagram followers. He captioned the post “It’s coming home.”
This mammoth bet is not the first time Chisora has placed his money where his mouth is. Earlier this year, Del Boy put £8,500 on Billy Joe Saunders to defeat Canelo Alvarez, currently the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.
The bet would have paid out £54,000 and while Saunders had some success early in the fight, he eventually retired from the bout in the eighth round after suffering multiple fractures to his right eye socket.
England’s victory was their first over Germany in a competitive game at Wembley since the 1966 World Cup Final. Goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane proved decisive, while Thomas Muller dragged Germany’s best chance of the game wide after he was sent through by Chelsea’s Kai Havertz.
After the match, manager Gareth Southgate shared his delight with the result, but refused to get too carried away claiming “we came here with an intention, and we’ve not achieved that yet.”
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“The players were immense, right the way through the team. The energy was incredible in the stadium.
"For those people, after such a difficult year at home, to have that enjoyment we've given them today was very special.
"It didn't need me to say it but when we got in the dressing room, we were talking about Saturday already.
"Today's been an immense performance but at a cost emotionally and physically, we need to make sure we recover well.
"It's a dangerous moment for us. We have the feeling round the country that we only have to turn up to win the thing, but it's going to be an immense challenge from here on.
"The players feet are on the ground, they should feel confident from the way they've played, but we came here with an intention, and we've not achieved that yet."
England will now play Ukraine in the quarter-finals of the tournament, after Andriy Shevchenko's men scored a stunning winner late on in extra-time against Sweden.
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