It is still quite hard to believe… The ‘super-fight’ pitting two-weight UFC Champion Conor McGregor and unconquerable boxing goliath Floyd Mayweather is going ahead. We are less than two weeks until the bell rings on what will be a quite unreal sporting event (early hours of Sunday, August 27 live on Sky Sports Box Office.)

Best Odds:

Mayweather 3/13 Marathonbet
Draw 50/1 Various
McGregor 43/10 188Bet

Mayweather by KO, TKO or DQ 8/11 Various
McGregor by KO, TKO or DQ 27/5 Matchbook
Mayweather by Decision or Technical Decision 5/2 Various
McGregor by Decision or Technical Decision 33/1 Various

Sports betting companies are placing a heavy favouritism on Mayweather here, and rightly so, because the 40-year-old retired from the sport in 2015 with a perfect 50-0-0 record. Bookmakers certainly assume that Mayweather will come out on top in the bout and preserve his undefeated streak.

What a moment it would be if, in front of an MGM Grand crowd that is undoubtedly going to be on his side, the Irishman upsets the odds. He’s a huge underdog according to the odds, with the theory being that if he is to do so he must get the job done early. The longer this one goes, the more it plays into the gloves of the natural boxer.

Despite that, its McGregor that sports betting companies are taking lots of money on. One of the reasons for this, apart from the public’s infatuation with an underdog, is the recent video that surfaced of the Notorious one flooring Paulie Malignaggi in a recent sparring session.

UFC President Dana White shared the footage to his Instagram feed, commenting:

“For all the people who think @thenotoriousmma can’t box. This is gonna be a FIGHT!!!! For those that don’t know this is Conor vs Paulie Malignaggi former IBF and WBA World Champion”

Malignaggi left the McGregor camp soon after the footage surfaced, and went on record describing the whole atmosphere as a ‘circus.’

Our verdict:

Don’t follow the money on this one. Use some common sense and back Floyd Mayweather to wrap this up By KO, TKO or DQ at odds of around 8/11. Floyd may have been out of the game for just under two years, but the quality will most certainly still be there. He can dance around the Irishman in the early exchanges and pick him off in the later rounds.

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