Conor McGregor’s new approach could surprise the world against Floyd Mayweather
Recommended Tip – Conor McGregor to win by KO/TKO/Disq at 6/1 BetVictor
The announcement of Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor fighting at the T-Mobile Arena in August came as a surprise to most sports fans.
It only really became a visual reality when McGregor and Mayweather embarked on a four-stop world press tour last week, which finished in London on Friday night.
Many people expected McGregor to win the verbal exchanges easily and absolutely steal the show, but to his credit, 40-year old Mayweather rose to the occasion and displayed some vintage showmanship.
What is apparent is Conor McGregor has a mountain of self confidence and there is no doubting the fact that he really does believe he is going to beat Floyd Mayweather Jnr.
In the lead-up to this mega-fight, many have doubted McGregor’s ability to learn and take on board the decades of dedicated boxing training over the course of a 10 week or so training camp. It is a mammoth ask. After all, Mayweather boasts a perfect 49-0 career record and is one of the quickest, most evasive fighters boxing has ever seen.
While McGregor is one of the best fighters in the world, he has specialized in several styles of fighting, as opposed to just the one he’ll have to use against a master of the style.
In saying that, McGregor is known for his power. Not just for his power, but for his intelligence and composure in game planning. And he also possesses an unshakeable self-belief. Those three elements will play the major factor in the chance of Conor McGregor. He will not stand and box like a traditional boxer. He may even set himself up on one side of the ring and look to draw Mayweather in and fight hard and dirty on the inside.
What Conor McGregor does so brilliantly inside the UFC octagon is give across a demeanor of complete calm, leading his opponents into a false sense of fight pace and security, before he finds the openings and timing to land that big left.
Equally, his composure on the feet can make opponents frustrated and they can over-commit; obviously the less likely of the two outcomes given Floyd’s experience and defensive style.
BetVictor is offering a top price of 6/1 on Conor McGregor to win by KO/TKO/Disq. Mayweather has only been dropped to the canvas only once in his career, but many believe this powerful and confident Irishman, who comes here in his prime, is the man for the job.
"We're not here to take part, we're here to take over"— BT Sport UFC (@btsportufc) July 19, 2017
On this day in 2014, McGregor raised the roof in Dublin! 🇮🇪🍀 pic.twitter.com/Ub5zA7lB1P
The longer the fight goes on, the more it will play into the hands of Floyd Mayweather, given that he has been in 26 x 12 round world title fights and won them all. So if McGregor is to get this fight stopped and catch Floyd, he will need to do it in the early rounds.