Back in August, in the aftermath of his gold medal win at the European Championships, Irish bookmaking giant Paddy Power released tasty looking odds of 5/1 for Belfast bantamweight Mick Conlan to win Olympic gold.
Many jumped on the price, and Conlan himself even joked at the length of the odds:
Can I put 10g on myself?? https://t.co/wmT32oY5T4
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) August 24, 2015
Now, after his glorious gold a the World Championships last week, Conlan can currently only be had at a measly 6/4 to claim top prize at next year’s Olympiad.
Additionally, Paddy Barnes’s odds have also shortened since August, shrinking from 6/4 to 5/4, most likely due to the removal of the threat of an Olympic box-off with Brendan Irvine.
Finally, the odds on the pair winning double gold in Rio has been cut from 14/1 to just 4/1.
If anyone is still tempted by these prices, bets can be placed HERE