With all the speculation as to who will win the fight, it has been somewhat of a betting nightmare for both pundits as well as bookmakers. Find our betting predictions and best offers for the huge fight here.
Of course, if you go with your gut feeling, common sense judgment, well you cannot see any other outcome than a Mayweather victory. Who in their right mind would bet against a five weight division, undefeated world boxing champion who will face a man who has never had a professional boxing match in his life? McGregor did dip his toe in the water many years ago as an amateur boxer but decided to pursue a mixed martial arts career instead. To make matters worse, Mcgregor has been receiving some bad press of late with sparring partners claiming that McGregor is an easy target and has already been on the canvass in sparring!
You would give McGregor what is known as a “punchers chance” if Mayweather was the kind of boxer who was happy to stand toe to toe and slug it out. There is no question Mcgregor packs a punch and can finish an opponent should he connect. But the problem here is that Mayweather is anything but a slugger, he has refined his defensive skills to be the best in the world and let’s face it, if Manny Pacquiao, Saul Alvarez, Oscar De La Hoya and Miguel Cotto have not landed, chances are McGregor has simply no chance!
But before writing McGregor off, think about this. Mayweather has not finished off a fight inside the distance for his last seven fights. His last knockout was against Victor Ortiz in the fourth round of their fight in September 2011, six years ago. This is a clear indication that Mayweather perhaps has lost that spark, that power and desire to finish off fighters who stand in his way. Mayweather is now forty years old, which as a professional fighter leaves questions as to his reactions, his speed, his stamina, and durability. He has a granite chin but with age against him when he is fighting a much younger man, he may come unstuck? Finally, Mayweather has not been in the ring for almost two years, his last competitive fight was against Andre Berto. Mayweather won the fight with a unanimous points decision in September 2015.
So where do you put your money? Those who love boxing will have no hesitation, Mayweather is the bookies favourite and is currently at
1/6, 1/7 and 1/8 with the major betting companies out there. Mcgregor, with his “punchers chance”, is around 4/1 to 7/1 and there are a lot of die hard McGregor fans out there who see no other outcome than a UFC win.
Whoever you back one thing is certain, it will be an entertaining fight and one not to be missed on August 26th.