Mayweather v McGregor Betting Tips
It’s One of the Most Highly Anticipated Fights in History and In Our Mayweather v McGregor Betting Preview We’ve Got the Key Information and Top Predictions.
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Conor McGregor’s story is incredible.
There are videos of the Irish MMA fighter when he was a much younger man talking about when, not if, he would rise to the top of his sport.
In the past few years, the combination of McGregor’s frightening speed and power in the UFC octagon and his even faster tongue have caught the imagination of fight fans around the world.
He’s become the first man in the history of the UFC to hold belts at two different weight classes at the same time and has become one of the most recognisable personalities in combat sports.
Of all the attributes that make Conor McGregor special it is perhaps his ambition that most stands out. Most people would be happy to be making millions by being the dominant force in the UFC but not McGregor.
He’s set his sights on a bigger prize.
After two years of speculation, McGregor will step into the ring with one of the greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Like McGregor, Mayweather’s tale is a truly inspirational one of rising from poverty to superstardom and world domination.
Now 40, Mayweather is coming out of retirement to fight McGregor and in doing so is putting his perfect record of 49 fights, 0 defeats on the line.
There are those who have written this fight off as nothing but an attempt to cash in that demeans the sport of boxing.
But, as is often the case with these sorts of fights, the market will talk and those involved in the deal are expecting pay-per-view records to tumble as the sense of intrigue around the bout ramps up.
It is clear that the bookies only see this fight going one way.
We’re talking about a man who will go down in history as one of – if not the – greatest boxers of all time against a man who has never had a professional fight under Queensbury rules.
McGregor may well be a world class MMA fighter who has proven hand speed, wonderful movement and great accuracy but this is a completely different proposition.
People telling me Mayweather will have his hands full trying to land on McGregor -STOP IT! I respect McGregor BUT i ain't Floyd and i landed pic.twitter.com/gd4dFi3XUU— Chris van Heerden (@TheHeat001) June 14, 2017
If you’re a fan of McGregor and fancy him to pull off one of the greatest upsets in the history of sport you can make the most of Paddy Power’s enhanced odds offer of 40/1 on the Irishman to win.
However, that would be a bet with your heart and not your head as Mayweather is as short as 1/9 with some bookies to get the win.
Mayweather is no stranger to super-fights. He took on Manny Pacquiao in May of 2015 and won by a decision.
That fight didn’t live up to the hype as Mayweather’s defensive style turned it into a limp spectacle.
We could well see something different when he takes on McGregor.
McGregor is sure to get the best trainers money can buy and his camp will be intense. But will that allow him to stop getting tagged by a boxer of Mayweather’s class? No chance.
Mayweather is known for his defensive style but he’ll get chances to land big blows on McGregor and he possesses more power than many people give him credit for.
This one is unlikely to go the distance so we recommend backing Mayweather to win by TKO, KO or disqualification at 17/20 with Winner.
In terms of a bigger odds bet, we like the look of Mayweather to win in the sixth round at 16/1 with Sky Bet.
McGregor famously knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds at UFC 194 but it’s unlikely that this one will be sorted so quickly. There will be a fair amount of jostling in the early rounds and a win just before the halfway stage looks a good option.
As a bit of insurance should McGregor catch Mayweather cold, it’s well worth betting that the fight won’t go the distance at the best price of 8/13 with Coral.
Finally, if you open up a new account with Betfair you can get a huge 20/1 on Mayweather winning the fight which looks like a very good new customer offer.