Mayweather vs. McGregor Betting Tips
It’s One of the Most Highly Anticipated Fights in History and In Our Mayweather V McGregor Betting, We’ve Got the Key Information and Top Predictions!!
When the Mayweather vs McGregor fight was first announced some bookies had the Money Man as short as 1/10. It seemed so obvious that a man who had seen off all comers in an incredibly successful career would beat a challenger who has never had a professional boxing fight in his life.
But that did not stop the bets pouring in for McGregor.
People are either backing the Irishman just in case or they genuinely believe that his youth, his punch power, the 8oz gloves and Mayweather’s ring rustiness and brittle hands will result in a bigger boxing shock than when Buster Douglas beat Mike Tyson.
You cannot help but get caught up in the Conor McGregor story. In less than five years he’s gone from living on handouts from the government to fighting for the best part of $100 million.
He’s also the first man to hold the UFC World Championship in two different weight classes at the same time.
McGregor got to the top of the UFC thanks to his tremendous punch power and part of the thrill of this weekend’s fight is that he could surely knock Mayweather out with one stiff punch.
The problem is, Mayweather’s fought the best fighters of his generation and has probably only been properly punched a handful of times. He is the master of defence and won’t do anything stupid against McGregor.
It’s the sort of fight you’ve got to watch but backing Mayweather to win at 2/7 with Bet365 is the only sensible play in the winner market.
If McGregor is to have any chance of winning he’s surely got to come out all guns blazing in the early stages. He needs a Jose Aldo type knockout.
If you think McGregor will score an early win against the odds you can back him to win in the first three rounds at 9/1 with Paddy Power. However, that would be a heart over head bet and the sensible play is to back the Mayweather, the defensive master, to win on points at 11/4 with Sky Bet.
You can also get 3/1 with Unibet on Mayweather winning by a unanimous decision which looks a little overpriced.
Where the Fight Can Be Won
In the lead up to his UFC fight with Jose Aldo, Conor McGregor’s mantra was ‘precision beats power, timing beats speed’. Those words helped his mind set and game plan which culminated in a win within 13 seconds.
McGregor will be looking for something similar against Mayweather.
The Irishman has been working on the premise that he will score an early knockout victory whilst preparing to go 12 rounds if necessary.
Some boxers have claimed that Mayweather will also be planning for a knockout win. The theory goes that he is such a more highly skilled boxer that he will bide his time, toy with his younger opponent for a while and then pick his moment to win.
That’s a possibility but the hand issues that Mayweather is suffering mean that his power has been greatly affected. He may well be able to land shots at will but it’s going to take a big blow to knock McGregor out and it’s questionable as to whether Mayweather has that sort of power any more.
Expect Mayweather to slip into the pocket and keep McGregor at a safe distance at all time. It may not make for the most explosive fight but why would Floyd change the habits of a fighting lifetime now?
- Floyd Mayweather’s 49 wins have seen him score 29 knockout victories but the last of those came in 2011
- Victory for Mayweather would see him reach 50-0, beating the record he currently shares with Rocky Marciano
- Conor McGregor’s MMA record is 21-3 and 18 of those victories came by either knockout or technical knockout
- Mayweather is 5ft 8 in and has a reach of 72 in compared to McGregor who is 5ft 9 in and has a 74 in reach
20/1 Mayweather or 40/1 McGregor with Betfair
Betfair are known for the generous enhanced odds they offer to all new customers and they’ve got an especially tempting offer for the fight.
If you sign up to a new Betfair account they will give you 20/1 on Mayweather winning the fight. That’s a massive price about a man with a perfect 49-0 record fighting somebody who’s never before fought under Queensberry rules.
Alternatively, if you are a McGregor fan who believes he will catch the 40-year-old Mayweather cold, you can choose to back the Irishman at 40/1.
This offer is eligible to people who do not already have an account with Betfair and cannot be used in conjunction with any other Betfair sign up offer. Make sure you don’t cash out your enhanced odds bet in-play and as well as stake limits, winnings will be paid in free bets.
20/1 Mayweather or 40/1 McGregor with Paddy Power
Already got a Betfair account? Don’t despair.
Paddy Power are also offering huge enhanced odds on the fight for all new customers. Just like Betfair, you can take your pick of either fighter with a massive 20/1 on Mayweather winning the fight or 40/1 on McGregor which is a little more hopeful.
The terms and conditions are similar to Betfair’s offer so make sure to have a quick read through so you don’t accidentally void the offer and miss out on the huge odds.
16/1 McGregor to be Disqualified for a Kick with William Hill
It’s not just new customers who the bookies are catering for when it comes to Mayweather v McGregor. William Hill, for example, have got some specials for their existing customers via the #YourOdds section of their site.
If you’re a big Mayweather fan who believes his class will be too much, you can get 22/1 on McGregor landing less than 20 punches and his corner to throw in the towel.
But the best bet could be 16/1 on McGregor being disqualified for kicking Mayweather. Many people out there believe that McGregor could slip into MMA mode in the heat of the battle and end up with a DQ.
Mayweather to Win by KO/TKO at Evens with Sky Bet
The bookies are clearly feeling confident about the outcome of the fight. McGregor is priced up at a general 9/2 while the best normal odds you’ll get on McGregor is the 1/6 that Winner are offering.
However, Sky Bet have boosted their odds of Mayweather winning by either knockout or technical knockout to evens.
That’s a very tempting price but other big prices available with Sky Bet include McGregor to have a point deducted at 3/1, Mayweather to be knocked down and win at 7/1 and McGregor to win in the first 60 seconds (just like he did against Jose Aldo) which is 80/1.
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.
About the fighters:
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.
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.
Social Media Betting buzz :
Wake up Floyd. It's all over. pic.twitter.com/XfssL4HrjV— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 21, 2017
Finished the Mayweather x McGregor painting 🙏🏽 really enjoyed working on this one! Retweet if you like it ‼️ pic.twitter.com/TKblncT4nL— C Jones (@_JonessJ) August 20, 2017