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Mayweather vs McGregor: Odds Make Early Predictions

June 20, 2017

Floyd Mayweather comes out of retirement to face the current UFC champion, Conor McGregor. Mayweather said that he is answering everyone’s request for this fight.

Many Bitcoin sportsbook platforms see the Mayweather vs McGregor fight as a long shot for Conor McGregor. This is the reason Mayweather has the favored odds for the upcoming match.

Mayweather vs McGregor odds

Bitcoin sportsbooks base their odds on Mayweather’s past achievements and strengths.  Bet365 gives him 1.16 to win while William Hill has him at 1.14. McGregor’s odds are 5.00 at Bet365 and 5.50 at William Hill.

The bookies and many of Mayweather fans are backing the legend himself. Mayweather has had 49 fights throughout his fight career. He won all of them while half of those matches ended with a KO. Mayweather never lost a single fight since his professional debut in 1996.

Mayweather’s strength comes from his defense. He barely shows any window for his opponent to exploit. He will not take any risky punches as well. Instead, he waits for his opponent to make a mistake to deliver a punishing blow.

In comparison to the UFC Lightweight Champion, McGregor has 24 fights under his belt. He won 18 of his fights by knockout and one by submission. However, he has three losses on his record.

McGregor is an efficient striker where he does not waste any energy during his fights. Unlike most of his opponents which keep bobbing and weaving, McGregor will stand vertically matched to his opponent and move conservatively. The UFC champion constantly applies pressure to his opponent.

Another weapon that McGregor has in his arsenal is his infamous trash talks and unorthodox way of fighting. He will constantly play mind games to phase out his opponent to make them drop their guard. This move was an inspiration from seeing Muhammad Ali’s way in dealing with his opponent.

Fight predictions

The odds may seem against McGregor if his record is to be the basis for the fight prediction. What’s more, this will be his very first pro boxing match which has a different rule set than on an MMA match. The UFC champ’s inexperience in the boxing ring can be a key factor to Mayweather’s victory.

Even if Mayweather has not been in the ring for a long time, his experience with the rules of the ring will be his powerful weapon against McGregor. Mayweather is likely to win by unanimous decision thanks to his accurate counters and turtle like defenses. With the current price for Mayweather to win, it is a good idea for fans to wait until the days before the fight night to see if the price improves.

On the other hand, McGregor’s unpredictability could be the answer to Mayweather’s defense. If McGregor can corner Mayweather, the UFC champ will have the upper hand against the legend. McGregor will need to find a way to break Mayweather’s defenses to score a clean hit to win this match.