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An Irish boxer bet on himself to lose at the Rio Olympics and won anyway

The ultimate in hedging your bet. There’s generally no upside to losing a sports bet. A rare exception: Irish boxer Steve Donnelly, who bet on himself to lose at the Olympics so he’d get a few dollars in case he didn’t win his fight. Donnelly placed eight cumulative bets, including two on his opponent, Tuvshinbat Byamba of Mongolia, to win their first-round welterweight bout, the IOC said.
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