Floyd Mayweather opens at short odds to beat Conor McGregor

Posted by Sports News First on 15/6/2017
Filled in: Boxing

The fight we’ve all been waiting for is finally going to happen with UFC star Conor McGregor crossing over to boxing to take on Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 24.

  • Ten times more money has been placed on Conor McGregor to beat Floyd Mayweather.
  • Mayweather is priced as the $1.15 favourite.
  • McGregor has been backed from $6.00 into $5.50.

Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has Mayweather as the $1.15 favourite but McGregor has attracted ten times more money – but is the underdog at odds of $5.50.

McGregor was originally $6.00 but with the overwhelming weight of money placed on the Irishman his odds have reduced.

Mayweather winning the bout via a KO/TKO is the $1.85 favoured option in the method of victory market.

“This is the biggest fight in history with the two superstars of both sports finally settling their scores in the ring. Mayweather has the obvious advantage and is the rightful favourite in our eyes but the punters are predicting notorious Conor McGregor is going to shock the world once again,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.

 

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Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor

$1.15   Floyd Mayweather

$5.50   Conor McGregor

 

Method of Victory

$1.85   Mayweather KO/TKO

$2.29   Mayweather Points or Decision

$8.10   McGregor KO/TKO

$34      Draw

$52      McGregor Points or Decision

 

 

Originally posted as Conor McGregor’s odds smashed to beat Floyd Mayweather