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Updated Betting Odds Released For Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

Updated Betting Odds Released For Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

The pair are set to clash heads on August 26th in Las Vegas in what will be UFC king McGregor's pro boxing debut. "Conventional wisdom says that Mayweather, who is probably the finest pure boxer of his generation and maybe one of the best of all-time, has a massive advantage going into this fight". Mayweather is coming out of retirement for his 50th professional fight against McGregor who has never professionally boxed before.

The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was built up for nearly five years, and their highly anticipated fight finally became a reality in 2015, setting the a new mark in combat sports with around 4.5 million pay-per-view buys and a gate of $72 million.

"Really we haven't seen anything in modern history that resembles it, it's impossible to predict how many sales this will do". McGregor is the upstart with a long reach, fight-ending power and a southpaw stance, allegedly the Kryptonite of boxing king Mayweather. "Whenever he hits people, they fall", said White. "The sky's the limit on this".

13 - Seconds it took McGregor to knock out Jose Aldo and win the UFC featherweight title in December 2015.

Honestly, did you expect anything less from Sheri's Ranch for an event being tabbed "The Money Fight?". The fight will air on Showtime Pay-Per-View.

Neither Mayweather nor McGregor have competed this year.

This could be 12 rounds of tedium on August 26 in Las Vegas that makes Mayweather-Pacquiao look like Hagler-Hearns in comparison. Pacquiao reportedly earned $100 million for his efforts.

The fight confirmed on Wednesday is expected to gross millions of dollars, with Mayweather a solid favorite.

While Collins is arguably one of the greatest Irish boxers of all time, McGregor is widely considered the greatest Irish MMA fighter of all time.

Mayweather was out on a run in Los Angeles when the fight was announced, training intensely already like he always does. I'm not saying Floyd Mayweather's going to win. "But this will be a very, very big betting fight for sure, one of the biggest ever".

UFC boss Dana White has since told TMZ the fight will be a 12-round boxing match at the T-Mobile Arena, with both men weighing in at 154 pounds (69.9 kilograms).

Even if the actual bout may not shape up as a great matchup, the run-up to the fight will.

That's the first thing to consider when all the talk begins about what a devastating puncher McGregor is.


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