Boxing: Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor Early Preview

Betting preview for the boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will take their off-stage battle to the ring in an official 12 round boxing match.

It’s official, Conor Mcgregor and Floyd Mayweather will fight on the 26 of August 2017 in Las Vegas in what promises to be a thrilling contest. What happens when boxing meets MMA? Let's find out below.

To Win Fight
Floyd Mayweather 1/6 | Conor McGregor 4/1

Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather | Saturday 26 August | Las Vegas | 08:00

It's crazy to think that this fight will bring in only two million Dollars less than the Mayweather / Pacquiao bout as there's no title on the line and this is essentially just an exhibition fight. Both fighters. The two men are set to walk away with a nine-figure pay out, from pay per view sales, endorsements, sponsors and ticket sales.

The main reason this fight is set to be so lucrative is due to the hype that both men have created over social media. McGregor was the first to fire a shot through social media when he launched a series of tirades Mayweather's way. Mayweather responded and McGregor finally got the match he wanted. 

While we all know McGregor is a prolific MMA fighter, he will have to demonstrate he's just as lethal with only his fists as Mayweather only agreed to the fight if it was under boxing rules.

Conor McGregor

Connor McGregor
Stats
Age
28
Nickname
The Notorious
Height
1.75 cm
Weight
70 kg
Divisions
3
Reach
188 cm
MMA Total
24
MMA Wins
21
By Knockout
18
By Submission
1
By Decision
2
Losses
3
By Submission
3
Stance
Southpaw

Profile:
The Irishman has set the MMA scene alight being the only UFC fighter to hold two weight division titles at the same time. McGregor started boxing during his early youth days around the age of nine. During this time he became the All-Ireland youth champion.

McGregor moved to MMA at sixteen and from that point on he’s become a household name. Known for his smack-talk before a fight, McGregor went from claiming welfare checks to raking in Millions of Pounds per year.

Incorporating Jiu-jitsu and other peculiar forms of training into his game, McGregor is one of the fittest fighters of his generation.

His trainer John Kavanagh is confident that McGregor will surpass one of the most technically defensive boxers to have stepped into a ring, with Kavanagh citing McGregor’s unorthodox style and unpredictable movement as the two biggest weapons in his charge's armoury.

Floyd Mayweather

Mayweather
Stats
Age
40
Nickname
Money
Height
1.73 cm
Weight
68 kg
Reach
183 cm
Total
49
Wins
49
Divisions
5
By Knockout
26
By Decision
23
Losses
0
Stance
Orthodox

Profile:
Dubbed as the best 'pound for pound boxer of all time', Floyd Mayweather Jr. sits at 49 wins and zero defeats. He is an incredibly decorated fighter, with world champion titles in five different weight divisions.

Mayweather is coming out of retirement to fight McGregor and his plan is to make it to 50 without loss and surpass Rocky Marciano’s record - which he currently equals (49 – 0) - is a major draw card for boxing fans. Mayweather might see this as an easy opportunity to surpass Rocky’s record by facing a fighter from a different sporting code but he should not underestimate the hard as nails Irishman.

Round Group Betting:
Mayweather to win in 1 - 3 rounds 17/2.
McGregor to win in 1 - 3 rounds 16/1.


Verdict: McGregor 4/1
Mayweather’s last fight was in 2015 and McGregor has had four fights since then. The Irishman (75%) has a higher knockout percentage than 'Money' (53%). Connor is 12 years younger than Mayweather and has the reach and height advantage over the boxing powerhouse. 
With nothing to lose as well as age, height and reach in his favour, McGregor could win this bout by K.O.

Written by Lungelo Mdladla for @Hollywoodbets.net

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