Betting Tips for Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor
August 17, 2017
Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor Tips
On August 26th 2017, the enormous Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor bout finally takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The contest is officially expected to be the most lucrative event of the year, trumping the Super Bowl, which is consistently the winner of said prize. It’s felt like a lifetime ago that this fight was confirmed and the world is more than ready. We at Free bets have picked out our best bets for the potential biggest fight of the century between Mayweather and McGregor.
The majority of bets so leading up to the fight have been in favour of Mayweather, who brings a 49-0 unbeaten record with him. Mayweather is best priced at 2/9 with Paddy Power, but is as short as 2/11 with Stan James. McGregor comes into this bout with a 21-3 record, with 17 wins coming in his last 18 bouts. He can be backed at 10/3 with Paddy Power, though that is expected to shorten slightly as the fight edges closer.
It looks a serious ask for McGregor – Floyd Mayweather was already a world champion boxer in the 1990’s. He advanced through amateur ranks into the biggest boxing matches around, dedicating his whole professional career to the sport and defeating every single fighter who has stood in his way.
Conor McGregor is indisputably a very good fighter, but his boxing experience is literally slim to nothing, other than his months of training. Some of the biggest boxers in the world, including felllow Brit Ricky Hatton, have gone toe-to-toe with Mayweather and scarcely recovered afterwards, damaging their reputations severely.
Irish brawler McGregor has had some gruelling battles of his own in the world of UFC in the past, giving everything in huge fights with Nate Diaz and Jose Aldo. To dismiss him entirely would be unusual, given the hype and commotion he has created in the build-up.
Ultimately though, the warrior that is ‘Money’ Mayweather has survived 49 scraps in the past and wouldn’t chance his remarkable record if he wasn’t confident in his own ability. To end his career on win number 50 is his goal, and we believe it’s going to happen. He can currently be backed at 2/9 with Paddy Power to do so, but those odds are drifting slightly as the event draws closer, so it could be worth waiting a little longer for better value.
Our best bet is for Mayweather to win by KO/TKO, currently priced at 8/11 with Paddy Power. We can envision McGregor taking more hits as the match progresses and showing sluggish signs as we reach the later stages of the fight, allowing ‘Money’ to knock the Irishman out for the count.