The Boxing v MMA, Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor mega fight is all set for August 26th in Las Vegas. The bookmakers betting odds have installed Floyd “Money” Mayweather as the general 1/6 favourite to complete a perfect 50-0 boxing career and defeat the Irish MMA superstar in the sanctioned 12 round boxing match at the T-Mobile Arena.
The majority of money in the early betting exchanges has been for the underdog Conor McGregor, but in the coming weeks as the fight gets closer, it is likely to be the big betting players who will rally in their support of Floyd Mayweather Jr, who in terms of experience over two decades at the top, and has the clear advantage over the talented but ultimately limited McGregor.
Floyd Mayweather dubs himself as “The Best Ever” or “TBE” and in the world of boxing he is widely considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time – undefeated as a professional with a perfect 49-0 record, the now 40-year old Mayweather is a five-division world champion. Mayweather has won an amazing 15 world titles and the lineal championship in four different weight classes.
People forget just how talented of a boxer Floyd Mayweather is…— Spark ⚡️ Sports (@sparksports) July 17, 2017
Many have alluded to McGregor’s amateur boxing days, which were short lived and average in the scheme of things. As an amateur boxer, Mayweather by contrast won a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the 1996 Olympics (he was robbed of Gold, many say), three U.S. Golden Gloves titles (at light flyweight, flyweight, and featherweight), and the United States national title at featherweight.
Along with accolades from fighting itself, Mayweather is a two-time winner of The Ring magazine’s “Fighter of the Year” award (1998 and 2007), a three-time winner of the Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year award (2007, 2013, and 2015), and a six-time winner of the Best Fighter ESPY Award (2007–2010, 2012–2014).
So in terms of having a strong betting tip for Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor, having the first named in your betting corner makes a lot of sense. Many people have mentioned Conor’s power, but most expert coaches believe boxers naturally hit harder and sharper than MMA strikers. With that in mind, Floyd at 154 lb should have the timing and power to put McGregor in a lot of trouble as the fight goes on, for that reason it is unlikely to go the full 12 rounds.
Online bookmakers are offering healthy looking odds of 4/6 on Floyd Mayweather to win by KO/TKO/Disq, which given his proven pedigree at the top level of the sport for over two decades, appears to be a pretty solid boxing bet.