After much speculation across social media the mega money fight between boxing’s former pound-for-pound King and number 1 attraction Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Irish UFC Champion & global superstar Conor McGregor is now a confirmed event with the date set for the 26th of August.
Mayweather vs. McGregor betting odds suggest that Floyd Mayweather is the big favourite to confirm his status as one of the best boxers of all time.
However, many in the world of boxing and indeed MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) are looking down upon this boxing match as a competitive event. Nevertheless, come the 26th August from the brand new T-Mobile Arena, the world will be watching.
Conor McGregor may have been a useful amateur boxer, and may well retire as the greatest mixed martial artist and UFC champion of all time but as much as he is known for his striking prowess inside a cage, it’s hard to escape the fact that he has an 0-0 professional record in boxing.
The betting odds had the 145lb and 155lb UFC Champion and MMA megastar McGregor as the 5/1 underdog but after a mountain of money in the Mayweather vs. McGregor outright winner betting market, the Dubliner is now into just 4/1 with many of the big bookmakers, showing the respect that the layers have for the challenger.
The balance of probability remains with Floyd “Money” Mayweather however, he has over 20 years of experience in world boxing title fights against the big names and multiple world champion boxers.
In terms of a betting tip for the Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor fight, it could well be that timing, precision and experience will be the deciding factor.
We can expect Conor McGregor to come in very fit, look tidy and throw his shots out in the style of a high level fighter. But a high level boxer he is not and if and when Mayweather decides to get to work, he will surely find the timing and shots to take Conor into a zone he’d never experienced before.
A TKO (Technical Knockout) extends to a fighter not being able to defend themselves, surely McGregor will just find it too overwhelming when Floyd kicks into 4th or 5th gear in this fight.
If McGregor catches Floyd with a left hook – or any left hand for that matter – it could rock Mayweather, but it is a slim chance that he catches him clean and the TKO/KO win for Floyd Mayweather Jnr looks a sensible betting option to take.
It would be great to see something we haven’t seen before, like Floyd Mayweather not winning a pro fight. But it is far more likely we’ll just see something we haven’t seen for quite a few years now, and that is a stoppage win for Mayweather.