The little bettors like challenger George Foreman, but the big bettors are putting their money on Evander Holyfield in tonight's heavyweight title fight in Atlantic City, N.J.
"The guys serious about betting are betting Holyfield," said Russ Culver, sports book manager at The Mirage hotel-casino. "The bets we're getting on Foreman are sentimental bets. They're betting $20, $50 or $100. They're not betting the rent money."
Holyfield, who opened as a 4 1/2 -1 favorite when the fight was made, was still a 3-1 favorite yesterday at The Mirage.