The stage is all set for the crossover boxing fight of the century between undefeated boxer Floyd “Money Man” Mayweather and UFC fighter Conor McGregor. The fight is set to take place in Las Vegas on Saturday the 26th of August at The T-Mobile Arena, at roughly 8pm Vegas time. Conor McGregor will be switching sports for this humongous payday, giving Mayweather the evidential advantage even before the bell rings.
Floyd Mayweather, who has 49 match win record and has never lost a fight, faces the man who’s never boxed inside a square boxing ring. The Irish man Conor McGregor has only fought in an Octagon. Apart from having the fighting spirit of an Irish man, McGregor also has some tale of the tape advantages to counter all of Mayweather’s experience inside the ring. Not to mention, Conor has age on his side, being 11 years younger than Mayweather. Anyway, let’s see this tale of the tape!
Conor McGregor has an inch height advantage on Mayweather, and also an additional two inch reach advantage, but will that be enough? Time will only tell. Whilst most people feel that McGregor is in for a heavy loss, there are also those who believe that the Irishman could shock McGregor early on with his desire for an early knockout. Currently, the betting odds in Las Vegas and across the world set with the average betting stake on McGregor to win has been $200, whilst the average bet on Mayweather has been $8,000.
That being said, most of the bets have been placed on McGregor as a bet on him to win returns 4.25 times the betting stake, whilst a bet on Mayweather to win only returns 1.25 times your betting stake. Really goes to show that the bookies greatly favour a Mayweather win.
Conor McGregor is the underdog, which is a role which suits him so well. So, could Mayweather slip up in his last ever fight? Reportedly, Mayweather was seen eating Burger King and he’s been busy opening up a Strip Club, whilst McGregor has been busy in the gym and working on his boxing, pre-fight!
Regardless of what happens, both men are set to make a pretty penny from this fight, with Mayweather set to make $100 million and with McGregor set to make $75 million from the fight purse alone, excluding any additional payments from sponsors. No matter who wins and who loses, both of these fighters will be laughing all the way to the bank after the fight is over.
So, is your money on McGregor or on Mayweather? Please tell us in the comments section below.
Brainstain, over and out!
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