MyBookie.ag oddmakers wasted little time in releasing Mayweather vs McGregor odds for the super fight stated for August 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Whether you like Floyd Mayweather Jr. or not, you’re going to have a great opportunity to cash in with a winning wager when he takes on mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor in their made-for-Pay-Per-View matchup this fall.
While many in the boxing and mixed martial arts industry are none too pleased about the match, the fact of the matter is that this highly-anticipated pairing is offering a ton of value. Now, let’s find out why!
Mayweather vs. McGregor Odds & Fight Info
- Floyd Mayweather -810
- Connor McGregor +560
Boxing fans can start betting on this fight now. As of early this week, a whopping 92 percent of the bets placed on the fight at the Westgate were on McGregor, including an undisclosed number of large bets from high rollers.
“There’s going to be a lot of McGregor support,” said Westgate assistant manager Jeff Sherman, who oversees the boxing odds. “A lot of tickets, a lot of probably $20 bets, $100 bets that might keep the price down. But I know you’re going to see, once the fight is officially announced, larger wagers come in and support Mayweather.”
Why Bet on Conor McGregor Odds at +560
Conor McGregor is a controversial fighter, although, he owns a unique style and the ability to finish a fight with a single punch. The most obvious reason to bet on Conor McGregor (21-3) (besides his stunning +560 boxing betting line) is that he’s a ‘beastly’ fighter with a ton of confidence and has absolutely nothing to lose.
McGregor has recorded a half-dozen TKO finishes via punches in his last eight UFC bouts and clearly has a ‘puncher’s chance’ if he can catch Mayweather with a good right hand. The problem is, that he’ll be facing arguably the best defensive fighter of all-time and is behind the eight-ball in a big way because he’s an MMA fighter, not a boxer.
Still, if one thing is for sure is that McGregor won’t be scared and that’s more than I can say for many of Mayweather’s opponents.
Why Bet on Floyd Mayweather Odds at -810
Whether you like him or not, there are more than one reason to back Floyd Mayweather regardless of his odds.
The reigning champ has never been beaten in two decades and likely won’t open himself up to getting caught by a powerful right hand from Conor McGregor.
Mayweather also has an insanely huge edge when it comes to boxing IQ, not to mention a decisive advantage in both, hand and foot speed.
Mayweather is a polished pro that has seen everything that boxing has to offer and won’t be caught by surprise by anything that McGregor does.
Analysis and expert Prediction
First of all, while I’d love to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. take his first career loss, I don’t think there’s any way on earth he opens himself up to getting caught by the less experienced McGregor in a sport he knows inside and out.
I’m fully expecting Mayweather to stick to his usual strategy and move while racking up style points and then, using his superior defensive skills to both, frustrate McGregor’s attack and finally hold off the MMA superstar for the win.
Floyd MayweatherDiscipline: BoxingProfessional Record: 49-0 (26 KO)Age: 40Height: 5’8”Reach: 72”
Conor McGregorDiscipline: Mixed Martial ArtsRecord: 21-3 (18 KO)Age: 28Height: 5’9”Reach: 74”
As we all know, Mayweather also has a whole lot more to lose than McGregor and simply won’t see his reputation as one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers on the planet get ruined by a guy that is making his first foray into the boxing genre.
The likely scenario is that Floyd Mayweather wins as he usually does: by out-pointing his opponent and then avoiding any trouble for the final few rounds of the fight.
I like this bout to go the distance, but it won’t be close as Floyd Mayweather simply outclasses Connor McGregor in almost any angle, no matter how much you’d like to see somebody pop Mayweather right in the mouth.
Expert Boxing Pick: Floyd Mayweather via Unanimous decision