Mayweather v McGregor boxing betting odds: Your guide betting on the August 26 super-fight
The Mayweather v McGregor fight is not the first time a professional boxer and professional mixed martial artist have faced off in combat, but it is the first time an active UFC champion has agreed to cross over into the boxing word. And McGregor is not just crossing to fight any old fighter, he is fighting the man many believe to be the greatest boxer of his generation – a man who has not lost in 49 trips to the professional boxing ring.
The Total Rounds boxing betting odds market gives punters the chance to bet on how many rounds the fight will or will not last. The general consensus is that McGregor has to stop Mayweather early to have any chance of winning the fight and the Irishman has declared he will finish the former five-weight world champion inside four rounds. So, for example, you could take the 3/1 that is on offer for this fight to last less than 4.5 rounds, meaning no matter what the result is you will be a winner if the fight ends before the 13 minutes and 30 second mark. On the flip side, a late stoppage or decision win for Mayweather look likely so you could, for example, take the 6/5 on offer that the fight goes Over 9.5 Total Rounds, meaning you will be a winner if the fight lasts 28 minutes and 31 seconds or longer. This market covers every round from 2.5 Total Rounds to 10.5 Total Rounds so there are plenty of options.
One of the most popular ways to bet on combat sports is to bet on which round the fight will finish, and this boxing betting odds market covers every single round in the fight. The odds can be quite lucrative too because you are pinpointing the ending of the bout down to just one round, so if you like McGregor for an early stoppage you could get odds as long as 33/1, while a late stoppage win for Mayweather could be backed as big as 18/1. If there is a market where you can make a big profit, it is this one.
Round Group Betting
But perhaps betting on a single round in a 12-round fight is not that appealing to you? If it is not, we highly recommend this boxing betting odds market because it lumps together multiple rounds and you can still get good odds. McGregor has claimed he will stop Mayweather inside four rounds and if you are backing ‘Mystic Mac’ to live up to his latest prediction you can get 9/1 that he manages to stop ‘Money’ in that timeframe, while those of you looking for a little more breathing room could get 9/1 he wins the fight in the first six rounds. And of course, if you are putting your money on Mayweather you could opt for something like 4/1 on him to win in rounds 9-12 or 9/4 he gets the job done in rounds 7-12. There are many options, but the bigger the grouping of rounds the shorter the odds will get. But even at the shortest price, you can still make a nice profit with a winning bet.
Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor boxing betting odds: Pick your own bet for August 26
There are – and will be – no shortage of boxing betting odds markets for the August 26 showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, but what do you do if the bookmakers are not offering the bet you want to place on the big fight? That is easy – you call your own shots!
While this showdown between the unbeaten boxing legend and the current UFC lightweight champion has received its fair share of criticism from the boxing purists, it cannot be argued that this is the biggest fight of the year and one of the biggest fights in the history of competitive combat sports.
And of course, it is also big business for the bookmakers with Ladbrokes previously predicting it will smash all boxing betting records.
“The £20million we took as an industry in the build-up to the AJ v Klitschko fight came dangerously close to smashing records,” Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati told us. “But we're forecasting double the amount of that figure to be staked by the time these two blockbuster names come to blows.”
As you would expect all the leading bookies are offering the standard boxing betting odds markets for Mayweather v McGregor, but the sports betting industry is known for innovation and the ever-expanding world of social media is playing a key role in that growth, with customers now having the opportunity to request special bets with one simple tweet!
William Hill is one of the leading bookmakers when it comes to offering punters the chance to call your own shots, with the firm’s #YourOdds promotion providing you with the chance to get boxing betting odds that are not part of its more traditional offerings. All you need to do is tweet @WiliamHill with your requested bet using the hashtag #YourOdds and the firm will get back to you with a price.
“#YourOdds is our way of making your quirkiest punting premonitions a reality,” said a spokesperson for William Hill. “Present us with an offer and we’ll try to give you a price on it happening. So if you want to place a bet and it’s not on the site, all you have to do is ask. We will try to price up as many as possible.”
William Hill has already priced up several #YourOdds bets, including offering 12/1 about McGregor to win by KO in Round 1-3 and 10/1 about Mayweather to win by disqualification, but it is not the only bookmaker giving customers the chance to pick their own bet because online firm SkyBet offer a similar service under the “RequestABet” banner.
Just like William Hill you can request your bet via Twitter, tweeting @skybet while using the hashtag #RequestABet, while this bookie also offers the option of making your request via the “Create A RequestABet” button on the firm’s mobile app. The firm will get back to you with a price for your requested bet and they have done that a whole host of times already with customised Mayweather v McGregor bets being priced up at odds all the way up to 150/1.
So if you cannot find the bet you want for Mayweather v McGregor do not panic. Just get in touch with either of those bookies and you could soon have boxing betting tips for your own personalised bet on the big fight.