Floyd "Money" Mayweather v Conor "Notorious" McGregor, August 26th, 2017. The venue is set and the fight will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The king of boxing is coming out of retirement to face up against an up and coming young UFC fighting machine.
Many fans around the world will be tuning in to watch this fight and for a handful of people, they will be lucky enough to watch the fight live on the night ringside. So what does everyone make of this fight, how are people gauging the outcome, a professional undefeated five weight division world champion, fighting a man who has never ever had a professional boxing match?
McGregor’s bold approach has clearly struck a chord with the masses and his odds have drastically shifted as a result. After opening as a 7-1 underdog, McGregor’s odds have been cut in half and is now returning about $3.5 for every $1 bet on an outright win. He does have that "punchers chance" and will definitely need to take the fight to Mayweather if he is to have any real chance of landing the big one!
BET365 have Mayweather as 1/5 to win the fight and should the fight go further than the first 5 rounds BET365 have rounds 6, 7 and 8 at 11/1 favouring Mayweather to stop McGregor.
But for those of you who feel this is McGregor's time, well there are some good odds out there to be taken advantage off. Sporting Bet are offering the best odds right now for McGregor to finish Mayweather off in the early rounds, offering 40/1 for a finish inside the first five rounds. Should the fight drift into the latter stages then Betfair lead the way for McGregor offering odds of 104/1 up to 142/1, but McGregor will have never fought for this duration ever before so will he be able to last the distance.
For those who consider the fight to be one big staged event and that the fight may well end up a draw to preserve both fighters records, well Mayweather v McGregor betting tips see Boyle Sports currently offering the highest odds, a nice 50/1 return on your money should the fight go the distance, as unlikely as that may be!
It seems unlikely that the fight will be finished off inside the first round. Both fighters will surely be looking to suss each other out before wading in all guns blazing. Mayweather is not that type of boxer, he prefers to pick off his opponents. McGregor, on the other hand, likes to take the fight to his opponent, which maybe his undoing in this fight. If he attacks too strong, he may find himself on the wrong end of a Mayweather counter attack just like Ricky Hatton found out!
Tyson Fury is predicting a win for McGregor, stating that the younger, sharper man will bring more to the ring than Mayweather will have ever had to deal with before. However, Welterweight Chris van Heerden, who has sparred with McGregor in the past, recently told Forbes about the UFC standout’s strengths and weaknesses and explained why Mayweather doesn’t need to be worried about losing. Bernard Hopkins recently wondered aloud if McGregor even knows how to put on boxing gloves.
So, it's all out there and soon we will all be able to see who can really deliver come fight night!