Mcgregor vs Mayweather Live Boxing: Who will win the fight?
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is here – but who do you put your money on?
Both fighters confirmed in June the bout will go ahead on August 26, bringing together two of the biggest names in their disciplines. Mayweather, who retired in 2015 with an unbeaten record of 49-0, and UFC lightweight champion McGregor will clash in a 12-round fight in Las Vegas after teasing the event for nearly a year.
“McGregor is a tough competitor. People all around the world demanded this fight so I had to give them what they wanted to see,” Mayweather is quoted as saying by sports website BlackSportsOnline.com. “They asked for this fight. I was in retirement, but they wanted me back and I’m back.”
The multi-division boxing world champion is favourite to beat McGregor, who never boxed professionally, in Las Vegas. Money is already being placed on both fighters – here are the latest odds and best bets ahead of the big night.
Odds on fight outcome
All odds correct as of August 23 – Coral unless otherwise stated
- Mayweather win – 1/4
- McGregor win – 3/1
- Draw – 33/1
Method of victory
- Mayweather win by KO, TKO or DQ – 8/11
- Mayweather win by decision or technical decision – 11/4
- McGregor win by KO, TKO or DQ – 3/1
- McGregor win by decision or technical decision – 25/1
Odds of points victories
- Mayweather on points – 11/4
- McGregor on points – 33/1
- Both fighters to be knocked down – 6/1 (Paddy Power)
- Fight to finish within 59 seconds – 50/1 (188Bet)
“You are talking about one discipline where you can use only your hands and only a few can do it. Every battle sport starts with your hands but they are two totally different sports.
“Floyd will stop him. He’s just too good at boxing for McGregor and McGregor is too inexperienced at boxing. He can’t use his other styles.”
“I feel embarrassed to say this but I’d be very surprised if (McGregor) wins a round.
“I hope he does well, I hope he wins; there’s no doubt whose corner I’m in, but if you’re asking me to be brutally honest I can’t see anything other than a shut-out for Mayweather. I think it could be a 12-round onslaught, to be honest with you.”
“McGregor is going to get knocked out, and quickly,” Fury told the Sunday Times “He’s going to come in and force his hand. He has to press, to attack, and as soon as he does, he’s in deep trouble. His only chance would be to be rough, tough and aggressive.”
What is the latest news?
Conor McGregor has been driven on through the final stages of the training camp for his August 26 fight with Floyd Mayweather by the increasing ridicule he is receiving.
The 29-year-old fights for the first time as a professional boxer at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena against the undefeated Mayweather, one of the sport’s all-time greats.
McGregor built his reputation as one of the leading figures in the UFC, but few within the boxing community give him any chance of even testing an opponent who is 40 and has been inactive for almost two years.
Most recently America’s Terence Crawford, among the world’s finest fighters, and David Haye have released videos on social media mocking the warm-up technique with which McGregor demonstrates unusually loose and flexible arms.