The biggest fight since the Muhammad Ali set foot in the ring will take place this weekend at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hype for the one-of-a-kind mega fight between former top pound-for-pound boxer Floyd Mayweather and loudmouth UFC champion Conor McGregor is reaching the boiling point. The main card is scheduled for this Saturday, August 26th at 9:00PM ET.
Before the bout was officially scheduled, the early boxing betting odds listed Mayweather as a -2500 favorite, and McGregor as a +1100 underdog.
Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor Megafight Odds & Pick
What: Floyd Mayweather (49-0-0) vs Conor McGregor (0-0-0)
When: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Start Time: 9:00 PM ET
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Stadium: T-Mobile Arena
Moneyline: Mayweather -460 vs McGregor +410
Total Rounds: 9.5
Watch: Showtime PPV
Why Bet Conor McGregor To Beat Floyd Mayweather
Brash street fighter Conor McGregor isn’t expected to leave his first professional boxing match a winner this weekend. If the UFC lightweight champ somehow upsets undefeated Floyd Mayweather, sports bettors worldwide will rejoice as an enormous number of tickets have come in on the Irishman. Some estimates are as high as 90 percent.
McGregor is a striking specialist who’s 21-3 with 18 knockouts and has never been knocked out. His endurance will be tested by Mayweather, who has dominated 12-round fights against great boxers like Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez. Each of those bouts was 36 minutes long. McGregor’s longest fight totaled 25 minutes.McGregor must be prepared to go the distance because Mayweather will fight through the final round.
What McGregor lacks in boxing experience he makes up in self-belief. I have never seen such single willed determination to win in a boxer since Ali. Sometimes that is all it takes.
Why Bet Floyd Mayweather To Beat Conor McGregor
Boxing betting action has been a one sided affair with just 20% of the action coming in on Floyd Mayweather. That will stick in his craw until the undefeated boxer gets his hands on the Irishman.
Of Mayweather’s eight fights since 2011, the 40-year-old has only fought two opponents at such a low betting price — Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez. Both are much stronger boxers than McGregor, so why are so many people betting against Floyd?
The hype. I fully expect sharp money to come in late on Mayweather the better the payout gets.
Mayweather Vs McGregor Pick
I believe McGregor has a shot at beating Mayweather, but it’s a puncher’s chance. I expect Mayweather to dance until McGregor can’t keep his hands up in the heavier boxing gloves. Then Floyd will go in for the kill.