Everyone wants to know! Can Conor McGregor actually beat Floyd Mayweather to hand the five-division world champion his first career loss in 50 fights? While the boxing odds say that McGregor is a long shot at best, I’ve got a trio of great reasons why the mixed martial arts superstar could actually pull off one of the greatest upsets in boxing history.
Let’s take a look at some of the more interesting odds surrounding the August 26 mega-fight between the pair of superstars and my trio of reasons why McGregor could pull off the upset of all upsets.
Analyzing The Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor Boxing Odds
Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight Odds
Conor McGregor +515
Floyd Mayweather -735
No. 1 He’s Younger
Sure, Floyd Mayweather may be a sage veteran that knows all there is to know about boxing, but he’s also 40-years-old and as Hall of Fame athletes everywhere can attest, there is no outrunning Father Time. Conor McGregor is 12 years younger than Mayweather and that alone, should mean that we will have more stamina if this bout makes it past the midway point (it will). While there’s no denying that Mayweather has a decisive edge in boxing IQ, I’m also fairly certain that a 28-year-old Mayweather would beat the hell out of his current 40-year-old self. As old guys like myself can attest to, youth has its advantages and McGregor could capitalize because of his youthful exuberance!
Will Mayweather and McGregor Have a Second Fight?
During 2018 – Yes +280
During 2018 – No -480
You may not have known it, but you can place a wager on whether or not McGregor and Mayweather will have a second fight. If you think the pair will square off again in 2018, then you could get a +280 return. If you’re betting no, then it’s going to cost you -480 to win $100.
No. 2 He’s Stronger
Conor McGregor may be a mixed martial arts fighter that spends almost as much time on the ground and in clenches as standing up and ‘boxing,’ but when he’s on his feet, he’s clearly got plenty of punching power that makes him the stronger fighter in his bout against Mayweather.
McGregor has recorded an impressive six TKO finishes via punches in his last eight UFC bouts and could finish the undefeated champion with a few well-place ‘strikes’ if he can find an opening against the defensive-minded Mayweather.
Will Either Fighter Be warned for a Low Blow?
Analysis: While I’m not going to offer up my pick on this fun-filled wager, I’m thinking, how can you not place a wager on these odds?
Will McGregor Kick Mayweather During the Fight?
Analysis: I’m going with the ‘No’ pick here as Conor McGregor would make himself look like a complete idiot if he kicked Floyd Mayweather Jr. it’s that simple people!
No. 3 He’s Fearless
Whether you like the loud-mouthed, trash-talking McGregor or not, there’s no denying that the Irishman generally backs up his brash talk by ‘bringing it’ against each and every opponent he faces. Whether you believe that McGregor can beat Mayweather or not really isn’t as important as the fact that McGregor himself probably genuinely believes he can – and I believe he does.
Maybe it’s me, but I just can’t see Conor McGregor stepping into the ring against Floyd Mayweather and showing any signs of fear, whether it’s in the opening few round, the middle part of the bout or the latter rounds. While McGregor’s fearlessness could get him in trouble against the more polished Mayweather, it’s also one of the main reasons why he could pull off the impossible.