The Las Vegas clash between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is determined to become the greatest showdown in the betting market ever. More than £7.5 million has been gambled on the mega-fight until today.
So the battle that no one thought would occur is going to take place very soon. This clash has gathered varied reaction. MMA devotees have been babbling about the possibility of a McGregor KO. On the other hand, the committed boxing admirers are enraged, assuming this competition is a new low for their game.
Earlier pound-for-pound champion Mayweather, places his unbeaten experience on the line in opposition to amateur boxer McGregor, the present UFC lightweight winner, at the T-Mobile Arena on 26th August 2017. The duo will fight it out over 12 rounds in Las Vegas.
Newcomer Against Experienced Player
The boxing match will be between a man making his boxing debut and one of the most outstanding wrestlers that ever existed. However, it is a little shock to see Betfair’s probabilities compilers come down strictly in favor of Mayweather. Supporters of Pretty Boy (nickname of Floyd Mayweather) will discover him marked up as an assuring 1/7 jolly in the sportsbook.
McGregor has surely built a thriving career in the octagon, and latest showings would propose that he has invested serious time practicing for his stand-up fighting as well as boxing abilities. Conquest for McGregor would definitely send shock waves all over the sporting sphere. It would transform the wrestling game forever, and if he can partially make this fight appear combative, it will surely open the doors for comparable crossover battles between the two sports.
Floyd Mayweather was nicknamed Pretty Boy by his team players. This is because he has gone through numerous fights with his face unharmed. He initially came to recognition when he represented the United States of America at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in the year 1996. He would terminate his novice career with an 84-6 record.
Las Vegas Wrestle Between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to Become the Biggest in Betfair Exchange History
The fight has already exceeded the £5 million wager on April’s heavyweight competition between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko. That was the time when the Brit joined the vacant WBA Super title to his IBF Gold among 90,000 admirers at Wembley Stadium.
Mayweather, 40, is the staggering preferred to provide an agonizing warning to McGregor when they trade leather in Sin City. But irrespective of the result, the fight is anticipated to surpass the present record bargained on a collision, which positions at £8.9 million for Money’s unified points success over Manny Pacquiao in the year 2015.
Katie Baylis, delegate of Betfair, stated that they have viewed a sensational amount of money already wagered. An amount of £7.5 million has been wagered on the result alone.
She further added that Mayweather may probably be the hot 1/6 favorite, with McGregor at 6/1, though since roughly 80% of the gamble is for Mayweather, 40% of the wagers are indeed on McGregor to originate what would be an enormous shock, with 34% on the preferred Mayweather while 26% wagered on the draw.
The largest single wager was £100,000 on Mayweather at the beginning of the month. At that point, his chances of winning were approximately 1/5. It is anticipated to see abundant more wagers of this kind as the date of the clash draws closer. It is envisioned that this fight will be the largest boxing gambling competition in Betfair Exchange history.
If Mayweather wins this fight, he would record his name into boxing history’s books one more time. This will be his 50th win, beating the renowned Rocky Marciano’s 49-fight undefeated achievement.