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Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor news & latest betting updates: Follow all the build-up to the huge Mayweather-McGregor super-fight on August 26

Leigh Copson 23 Jul 2017

Key events
12:01 23 Jul

ICYMI: Bookies offering boosted odds for Mayweather v McGregor

08:25 22 Jul

Paulie Malignaggi: There is 'method behind Conor McGregor's madness'

13:18 19 Jul

Conor McGregor’s camp rubbish sparring KO claims

11:03 19 Jul

ICYMI: Paddy Power offering 20/1 on Mayweather to win

15:40 18 Jul

ICYMI: Win tickets to Mayweather v McGregor on August 26

17:10 17 Jul

Conor McGregor knocked out in sparring, claims former world champion

16:42 17 Jul

Bad Lip Reading: Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor

15:28 14 Jul

Get 40/1 on birthday boy Conor McGregor to beat Floyd Mayweather

10:05 14 Jul

Watch the final Mayweather v McGregor press conference live online

09:15 13 Jul

Watch the third Mayweather v McGregor press conference live online

19:07 12 Jul

Watch the second Mayweather v McGregor press conference live online

09:57 12 Jul

'Mystic Mac' predicts he will KO Mayweather inside four rounds

16:08 11 Jul

Win tickets to Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor with Paddy Power

20:37 10 Jul

Los Angeles Press Conference: Live from 9pm BST on Tuesday, July 11

20:50 07 Jul

ESPN Sport Science breaks down Mayweather v McGregor

20:25 07 Jul

Showtime reveal first OFFICIAL Mayweather v McGregor hype video

11:00 30 Jun

Malignaggi: McGregor-Mayweather like putting ping-pong champion against Andy Murray

09:00 28 Jun

SkyBet launch Pacquiao-Horn/Mayweather-McGregor Crossover bets

16:28 27 Jun

Tyson Fury: McGregor to KO Mayweather in 35 seconds

08:50 27 Jun

Get 20/1 Floyd Mayweather to bet Conor McGregor

08:41 27 Jun

Get 40/1 Conor McGregor to beat Floyd Mayweather

09:59 24 Jun

Dana White: Odds-makers not writing off Conor McGregor

12:30 22 Jun

92% of Paddy Power punters backing McGregor to beat Mayweather

12:17 21 Jun

Oscar De La Hoya rants about Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor

13:22 20 Jun

Andre Berto: Conor McGregor CAN beat Floyd Mayweather

13:05 20 Jun

Conor McGregor sparring partner claims Floyd Mayweather will “destroy” Irishman

12:08 20 Jun

Conor McGregor's boxing coach predicts KO success against Floyd Mayweather

14:24 18 Jun

Lennox Lewis expects Floyd Mayweather to stop Conor McGregor

09:47 18 Jun

Mayweather v McGregor RequestABet specials now live at SkyBet

09:43 18 Jun

William Hill reveal first batch of Mayweather v McGregor #YourOdds specials

13:17 17 Jun

Paddy Power Price Boost: Get 40/1 on Conor McGregor to win

13:06 17 Jun

Paddy Power Price Boost: Get 20/1 on Floyd Mayweather to win

14:32 16 Jun

bet365 reveal that McGregor is being backed against Mayweather

10:46 16 Jun

McGregor backed to beat Mayweather at rate of 20 bets to 1

15:44 15 Jun

Expert Views: Dan Hardy & Shawn Porter

14:10 15 Jun

Points win for Mayweather & early KO victory for McGregor proving popular

11:57 15 Jun

Mayweather v McGregor 4/7 to smash PPV record

09:05 15 Jun

Bookies predict Mayweather v McGregor will smash boxing betting records

Live blog

12:01 23 Jul

ICYMI: Bookies offering boosted odds for Mayweather v McGregor


The fight is just over a month away but you can already pick from a host of different price boosts for Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor on August 26.

* Please note some enhancements are for new customers only & pay out in free bets.

08:25 22 Jul

Paulie Malignaggi: There is 'method behind Conor McGregor's madness'


Former two-weight world champion Paulie Malignaggi once claimed he would "knock the beard off" Conor McGregor - but what has he said after sparring with the UFC lightweight champion?

Malignaggi joined McGregor's camp as a sparring partner this week and went eight rounds with the Irishman, who is preparing to take on unbeaten boxing star Floyd Mayweather on August 26.

"He’s got a game plan behind it," Malignaggi told ESPN's Brett Okamoto. "It’s not what people think. There’s a game plan behind what he’s doing. There’s a method to Conor’s madness.

"In a championship camp, the sparring is intense, so I didn’t expect to go in there and it be a picnic. He’s a competitor, I’m a competitor. We went in there and there was a lot of trash talking right away. There was a lot of fighting right away. In the end, you look back on it was kind of fun. I don’t have everybody that can match my trash talking, but Conor definitely can. So it was making it a lot of fun.

"Without giving away too much, he’s effective at what he’s doing. There’s a method behind the madness."

13:18 19 Jul

Conor McGregor’s camp rubbish sparring KO claims


Conor McGregor’s camp have rubbished claims that the Irishman was knocked out during sparring ahead of his August 26 super-fight against Floyd Mayweather.

Last weekend former two-weight world champion Jessie Vargas told Villainfy Media that he was looking to put some money on a Mayweather victory after hearing McGregor had been dropped during sparring, but according to McGregor’s team there is no truth in those claims.

“The guy mentioned by Jessie Vargas is Brandon Rios, not Brad Wheeler,” a member of the Irishman’s team told The Telegraph. “Neither have sparred with Conor.”

Rios himself has also shot down the rumours, telling ES News that “the world’s gone crazy”.

“Vargas is f*****g about,” he said. “I never met [McGregor]. I know nothing about him, but I’d like to spar him.”

11:03 19 Jul

ICYMI: Paddy Power offering 20/1 on Mayweather to win


The fight is just over five weeks away and Paddy Power continue to offer enhanced odds for Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor.

If you register for a new account between now and the start of the fight on August 26 you can get a massive 20/1 on Mayweather to win – his standard price is 1/6.

To claim this enhancement all you need to do is sign up and place a £1 bet on Mayweather to win – if he does you will be paid out in cash at the on-site price with additional winnings to reflect the enhancement being paid out in the form of free bets.

15:40 18 Jul

ICYMI: Win tickets to Mayweather v McGregor on August 26


It is the biggest fight in the history of combat sports and bookmaker Paddy Power is offering you the chance to see Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor live in person in Las Vegas.

Paddy Power is giving its VIPP Club members the chance to land a pair of tickets to the fight on August 26 as well as return flights, four night’s accommodation, £1,000 in spending money and dinner at a top Las Vegas restaurant and it could not be easier to enter!

Just place five bets of £10 or more between 00:01 on a Monday and 23:59 on a Sunday, and when you do you will be entered into the Mayweather-McGregor prize draw and also receive a £10 bet for the following week.

And if you are not a member it could not be easier to become one. Just login into your existing Paddy Power account or sign up for a new one, and once you have done that all you need to do is opt in.

This offer will run until Monday, August 14 and the winner will be announced the day the promotion comes to an end. Good luck!

Mayweather & McGregor will fight on August 26. (Photo by GENE BLEVINS/AFP/Getty Images)
17:10 17 Jul

Conor McGregor knocked out in sparring, claims former world champion


Former WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas is sticking his money on Floyd Mayweather to stop Conor McGregor after claiming the UFC star has been knocked out in sparring ahead of the big fight.

UFC lightweight champion McGregor is seen as a huge underdog as he attempts to become the first man to ever beat Mayweather in a professional boxing match, and his chances of springing an upset will have lessened considerably if Vargas’ sparring comments are true.

"I heard that they tried Bradley Wheeler but he knocked him out," Vargas told Villainfy Media. "I’m looking forward to Floyd coming out with a victory by knockout in six, seven rounds. I have no doubt. I actually want to put some money on it. It’s a 99 per cent win."

If you fancy Mayweather to win by KO/TKO you can get 4/6 on it at bet365, while a sixth-round stoppage and a seventh-round stoppage are each priced at 11/1.



16:42 17 Jul

Bad Lip Reading: Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor


The folk from Bad Lip Reading are back with their take on what Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor could have been saying during their whirlwind press conference tour!



15:28 14 Jul

Get 40/1 on birthday boy Conor McGregor to beat Floyd Mayweather


It's Conor McGregor's birthday today but he will have to wait until August 26 for the present he wants - Floyd Mayweather in a boxing ring!

But when that happens can he beat the undefeated former world champion?

If you fancy his chances now is a great time to sign up with Paddy Power because the Irish bookmaker is offering new customers a massive 40/1 on McGregor to win!

To claim this enhancement all you need to do is sign up and place a £1 bet on McGregor to win – if he does you will be paid out in cash at the on-site price with additional winnings to reflect the enhancement being paid out in the form of free bets.

10:05 14 Jul

Watch the final Mayweather v McGregor press conference live online


Live from London, England. Approximate start time 7pm BST.



09:15 13 Jul

Watch the third Mayweather v McGregor press conference live online

Live from New York on Thursday night. Start time approximately 10:30pm BST



19:07 12 Jul

Watch the second Mayweather v McGregor press conference live online


Live from Toronto, Canada. Start time approximately 10pm BST.



09:57 12 Jul

'Mystic Mac' predicts he will KO Mayweather inside four rounds


The first press conference for Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor took place in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, and ‘Mystic Mac’ returned to predict an early knockout success on August 26.

“He is f****d”, McGregor told the massive crowd at the Staples Center. “I'm going to knock him out inside four rounds, mark my words.

“I'm just enjoying myself. That's it. He will be unconscious in four rounds. He's never experienced someone like me. I don't fear him.

“This is a limited set of rules that makes this half a fight, a quarter of a fight. If this was a true fight, it wouldn't even take one round.”

Will McGregor live up to his latest prediction? If you fancy his chances you can now get 16/1 on ‘The Notorious’ to win the first four rounds at SkyBet.

Conor McGregor. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
16:08 11 Jul

Win tickets to Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor with Paddy Power

It is the biggest fight in the history of combat sports and bookmaker Paddy Power is offering you the chance to see Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor live in person in Las Vegas.

Paddy Power is giving its VIPP Club members the chance to land a pair of tickets to the fight on August 26 as well as return flights, four night’s accommodation, £1,000 in spending money and dinner at a top Las Vegas restaurant and it could not be easier to enter!

Just place five bets of £10 or more between 00:01 on a Monday and 23:59 on a Sunday, and when you do you will be entered into the Mayweather-McGregor prize draw and also receive a £10 bet for the following week.

And if you are not a member it could not be easier to become one. Just login into your existing Paddy Power account or sign up for a new one, and once you have done that all you need to do is opt in.

This offer will run from Monday, July 17 to Monday, August 14 and the winner will be announced the day the promotion comes to an end. Good luck!

Who can take part?


The promotion is available for new and existing customers with registered Paddy Power accounts, aged 18 or over, who have opted in to Paddy Power’s VIPP Club

How and when can I qualify?


Entries are earned through qualifying for the Paddy Power VIPP Club free bet each Monday between Monday, July 17 and Monday, August 14

Opt in and place 5 bets of £10 or more between 00.01 on Monday and 23.59 on Sunday of each week and you will be credited with a free bet of £10 on the following Monday along with an entry in to the draw

If you qualify for one week during the qualification period you will receive x1 entry to the draw, up to a maximum of 5 entries

What can I win?


You and a friend will join our Social Media team as they travel to Las Vegas with a package that includes;

  • Return Economy flights from London/Dublin to Las Vegas
  • 4 Nights’ Accommodation at a luxury 5* Las Vegas hotel
  • Reserved seating for Mayweather v McGregor Fight
  • Return Private TransfersDinner at a Top Vegas Restaurant
  • $1,000 spending money

When will I get my prize?


The overall winner will be chosen in a prize draw that will take place on Monday, August 14

What else do I need to know?


The prize winner must be able to travel between the dates of Thursday, August 24 and Monday, August 28

The prize draw will be split in to two sections:

  • a. All entries will be submitted into a pre-draw where 50 entries will be chosen at random
  • These 50 entries will progress to the final draw where the overall winner will be chosen. This draw will be live streamed on Paddy Power’s Facebook page

Other boring but essential stuff


Paddy Power reserves the right, at its discretion, to exclude certain customers from this promotion and to change the terms or availability of this offer at any time

The winner must agree to partake in any promotional activity at the request of Paddy Power upon acceptance of the prize

The prize is non-transferable

If the winner fails to accept the prize, it will be offered to another customer who will be chosen at random

The full terms and conditions of Paddypower.com also apply to this offer

20:37 10 Jul

Los Angeles Press Conference: Live from 9pm BST on Tuesday, July 11




20:50 07 Jul

ESPN Sport Science breaks down Mayweather v McGregor


ESPN Sport Science has broken down the power UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will bring to the ring against the defensive prowess of unbeaten former boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather!



20:25 07 Jul

Showtime reveal first OFFICIAL Mayweather v McGregor hype video


ENJOY!



11:00 30 Jun

Malignaggi: McGregor-Mayweather like putting ping-pong champion against Andy Murray


Paulie Malignaggi is in talks to become a sparring partner of Conor McGregor’s in the build-up to the August 26 super-fight with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, but the former world boxing champion is giving the Irishman little hope of becoming the first man to beat ‘Money’.

“It's like putting a ping-pong champion on the Wimbledon court with Andy Murray,” he told Sky Sports. “What do you think the ping-pong champion's chances are? I'm not sure it would be very great.

“Conor is the underdog and I believe that he's up against it in this fight. You're looking for key elements, you're fighting a 40-year-old man who hasn't fought in two years. That in itself could cause a bit of a problem for Floyd.

“If Conor can achieve certain moments in the fight where he gets Floyd's attention, winning points or even an entire round, even if at the end he loses I think people will look at Conor in a positive light. If you're looking at a situation where Conor is going to win the fight, it's probably stretching it a little bit.”

The bookmakers certainly share Malignaggi’s belief with bet365 making Mayweather the 1/6 favourite and McGregor a 4/1 underdog.

09:00 28 Jun

SkyBet launch Pacquiao-Horn/Mayweather-McGregor Crossover bets


Online bookmaker SkyBet has revealed several cross-over bets that tie in Saturday's fight between Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn with the August 26 super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

You will need to be quick though, because these bets will be pulled at 04:00 BST on Sunday, July 2
.
16:28 27 Jun

Tyson Fury: McGregor to KO Mayweather in 35 seconds


Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has predicted a spectacular quick-fire knockout victory for Conor McGregor on August 26.

Few are giving McGregor much chance against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather, but Fury has insisted the UFC star could make light work of ‘Money’ in the same way he destroyed Jose Aldo to win the UFC featherweight title.

“I think Conor McGregor will knock him out in the first 35 seconds like he did to Jose Aldo, to be honest,” Fury told iFL TV. “It would be great for the real people of the world.”

If you agree with Fury, you can get 6/1 on McGregor to win by KO/TKO or 50/1 about the Irishman winning in Round 1 at Ladbrokes.

Tyson Fury. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images)
08:50 27 Jun

Get 20/1 Floyd Mayweather to bet Conor McGregor


The fight is just under two months away but Paddy Power is already offering enhanced odds for Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor.

If you register for a new account between now and the start of the fight you can get a massive 20/1 on Mayweather to win – his standard price is 1/6.

To claim this enhancement all you need to do is sign up and place a £1 bet on Mayweather to win – if he does you will be paid out in cash at the on-site price with additional winnings to reflect the enhancement being paid out in the form of free bets.

08:41 27 Jun

Get 40/1 Conor McGregor to beat Floyd Mayweather


The fight does not take place for another two months but bookmaker Paddy Power is already offering boosted odds for Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor.

If you register for a new account between now and the start of the fight you can get a massive 40/1 on McGregor to win – his standard price is 4/1.

To claim this enhancement all you need to do is sign up and place a £1 bet on McGregor to win – if he does you will be paid out in cash at the on-site price with additional winnings to reflect the enhancement being paid out in the form of free bets.

09:59 24 Jun

Dana White: Odds-makers not writing off Conor McGregor


Conor McGregor may have been written off by fight fans and pundits across the globe, but UFC president Dana White has done a little study into previous fight odds to reveal the Irishman is not being counted out by the Vegas odds-makers.

“People are talking all this s**t that Conor McGregor doesn't have a chance against Floyd Mayweather,” White wrote on Facebook.

“Well the odds-makers think he does. Look at the odds for Conor versus other great boxers [that have faced Mayweather]. If you don't think Conor can win... put the farm on Floyd and see how that works out for you‬.”

12:30 22 Jun

92% of Paddy Power punters backing McGregor to beat Mayweather


Ahead of the historic bout on August 26, Paddy Power can report extraordinary levels of support for Conor McGregor from its punters.

The Dubliner has to date attracted 91.9% of all bets placed on the box office clash with the undefeated Mayweather only accounting for 8.1% of wagers despite being the overwhelming favourite.

UFC lightweight champion has also attracted far more money than his illustrious opponent with the bets placed on McGregor accounting for 63.2% of all cash wagered on the bout.

The one-sided nature of the betting has seen the Irishman’s odds fall faster than some of his previous opponents, with his initial odds of 13/2 collapsing to 4/1, while Mayweather remains the firm favourite but has seen his odds drift over the same time period from 1/14 to 1/6.

Meanwhile, the biggest single bet placed on the UFC man is £1,861 at 11/2 which will return €12,096.50 should he win. The biggest bet on the American is £5,000 at 1/6.

“Nothing is predictable when it comes to McGregor and we didn’t foresee this level of support for him when we first set up the market,” Paddy Power spokesperson Féilim Mac An Iomaire told Bettingpro.com.

“Normally, you would expect a heavy favourite such as Mayweather to attract the majority of the money through large wagers at short odds but this hasn’t been the case.

“Given the nature of the betting we’d be left more battered and bruised than any of the Dubliner’s previous opponents should he upset the odds in August.”

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs Conor McGregor

1/6 Floyd Mayweather
50/1 Draw
4/1 Conor McGregor

12:17 21 Jun

Oscar De La Hoya rants about Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor


Sour grapes? Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya has let rip about the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight which takes place just weeks before his company’s super-fight, Saul Alvarez v Gennady Golovkin.

“It’s one of those boxing matches that’s gonna be irrelevant to our major fight, and real fight, that we have against two real boxers on September 16,” De La Hoya told BT Sport.

“First of all, how did the commission ever sanction such a fight? And how can a fighter who has zero experience in boxing go against the very best, and pretend that maybe he can win? It’s almost unheard of.

“Look, Floyd Mayweather is one of the best boxers in our generation, and for McGregor to think that he can out-box Mayweather is a little delusional. It’s speaking the truth, but hey, may they have a good fight, and then we can move on to focus on our real fight on September 16.”

13:22 20 Jun

Andre Berto: Conor McGregor CAN beat Floyd Mayweather


The last man to step inside the ring with Floyd Mayweather, Andre Berto, claims Conor McGregor can shock the world.

“If he clips him, it’s over,” Berto told TMZ when asked about the August 26 showdown. “If McGregor catches him, he’s the King of the World.”

Latest Paddy Power Odds: 1/6 Floyd Mayweather; 4/1 Conor McGregor; 4/1 Draw.



13:05 20 Jun

Conor McGregor sparring partner claims Floyd Mayweather will “destroy” Irishman


Conor McGregor does not stand a chance against Floyd Mayweather, according to sparring partner Chris van Heerden.

Former IBO welterweight van Heerden sparred with McGregor in the past and despite being “out of shape” after coming off a holiday, the 30-year-old South African was able to ‘light up’ the UFC lightweight champion.

“It’s crazy that I read all these posts where people say Mayweather’s going to have his hands full landing on Conor because of Conor’s skill and footwork and movement,” he told TMZ.

“I’m no Mayweather and out-of-camp and out-of-shape I landed on Conor at will. It is crazy to think that people can actually compare a fighter that’s 0-0 in a boxing ring to a legend that’s 49-0... that if you go on his resume has beaten the best in the world.”

Mayweather is 8/11 to beat McGregor by KO/TKO at William Hill.



12:08 20 Jun

Conor McGregor's boxing coach predicts KO success against Floyd Mayweather


Conor McGregor's boxing coach Owen Roddy has told The MMA Hour's Ariel Helwani that he has "no doubt" that the Irishman will knock out Floyd Mayweather on August 26.

UFC lightweight champion McGregor has never had a professional boxing bout in his combat sports career and is taking on a man with a perfect 49-0 record when it comes to the 'sweet science' - but Roddy has insisted the Irishman could silence his doubters once again.

McGregor to win by KO/TKO is currently 11/2 at bet365.



14:24 18 Jun

Lennox Lewis expects Floyd Mayweather to stop Conor McGregor


Former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis is confident Floyd Mayweather will stop Conor McGregor inside 12 rounds when the two men meet in the hugely-anticipated super-fight on August 26.

Mayweather retired in September 2015 with a perfect 49-0 record but has been tempted out of exile by the millions and millions of dollars on offer to face McGregor, the biggest star in mixed martial arts.

McGregor became the first man to hold UFC titles in two difference weight classes last year, but Lewis believes he stands no chance against Mayweather, who many consider the best in-ring technician of the modern era.

“I can't take it serious,” Lewis told ESPN when asked about the fight. “Mayweather is the best in his weight class, no one can touch him in boxing. He's a pugilist of the highest order so for another man from a different sport to fight him?

“It's ridiculous to me. You are talking about one discipline where you can use only your hands and only a few can do it. Every battle sport always starts with your hands, but they are two totally different sports.

“Floyd will stop him. He's just too good at boxing for McGregor and McGregor is just too inexperienced. I wouldn't buy it -- but I would be interested in the result. To me, I know who is going to win already so there's no use in watching it.”

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Floyd Mayweather to win by KO/TKO @ 8/11 bet365

Lennox Lewis. (Photo by Miguel Tovar/Getty Images for Laureus)
09:47 18 Jun

Mayweather v McGregor RequestABet specials now live at SkyBet


Online bookmaker SkyBet has launched its first bunch of RequestABet specials for Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor on August 26.

09:43 18 Jun

William Hill reveal first batch of Mayweather v McGregor #YourOdds specials


Bookmaker William Hill has revealed its first batch of #YourOdds specials for Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor.

13:17 17 Jun

Paddy Power Price Boost: Get 40/1 on Conor McGregor to win


The fight does not take place until August 26 but bookmaker Paddy Power has wasted no time in offering boosted odds for Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor.

If you register for a new account between now and the start of the fight you can get a massive 40/1 on McGregor to win – his standard price is 4/1.

To claim this enhancement all you need to do is sign up and place a £1 bet on McGregor to win – if he does you will be paid out in cash at the on-site price with additional winnings to reflect the enhancement being paid out in the form of free bets.

13:06 17 Jun

Paddy Power Price Boost: Get 20/1 on Floyd Mayweather to win


The fight is a couple of months away but Paddy Power has wasted no time in offering enhanced odds for Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor.

If you register for a new account between now and the start of the fight you can get a massive 20/1 on Mayweather to win – his standard price is 1/6.

To claim this enhancement all you need to do is sign up and place a £1 bet on Mayweather to win – if he does you will be paid out in cash at the on-site price with additional winnings to reflect the enhancement being paid out in the form of free bets.

14:32 16 Jun

bet365 reveal that McGregor is being backed against Mayweather


The bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has been confirmed for August 26th and bet365 have been knocked over for interest in the 
Irishman in what could be the busiest fight of all time.
 
bet365’s Steve Freeth “Our opening show for a McGregor victory was 9/1 but since the fight was confirmed on Wednesday it’s been one-way traffic for the underdog and he’s already down to 4/1.
 
“The experts are telling us he won’t lay a glove on Mayweather yet the punters are all over McGregor like a rash, and, if they’re right, we’ll be looking at a monster payout.”
 
“Joshua versus Klitschko was a heavyweight spectacle in quality and turnover, but if interest continues at this rate it will blow that Wembley spectacular out of the water,” added Freeth.

10:46 16 Jun

McGregor backed to beat Mayweather at rate of 20 bets to 1


After the announcement of what looks set to be the biggest fight in history (4/6 with William Hill to break the 4.4m PPV sales record), the majority of punters are thinking that Connor McGregor may actually have more than a puncher’s chance in this one.

Hills can report that on the day of the announcement, McGregor’s price of winning came in from 6/1 to 9/2 to win which is half of the 9/1 that he was in December of last year.
 
“We took nearly 20 bets on McGregor yesterday for every one we took on Mayweather and if the money keeps going the way it is, we could be in the bizarre situation of having McGregor favourite by the time the fight takes place, even though Floyd should realistically be a very short price to win,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
 
Floyd Mayweather is in from 1/12 to 1/7 to win the bout with the draw offered at 40/1.
 
Bout betting: 1/7 Floyd Mayweather Jr; 9/2 Conor McGregor; 40/1 draw
 
Will the Mayweather/McGregor fight break the 4.4m PPV sales record: 4/6 yes; 11/10 no
 
Will either fighter be disqualified: 7/1
 
15:44 15 Jun

Expert Views: Dan Hardy & Shawn Porter


Former UFC welterweight title contender Dan Hardy and former boxing world champion Shawn Porter offer their expert views on Mayweather v McGregor to Betsafe.



Big Fight Odds

2/13 Floyd Mayweather
33/1 Draw
11/2 Conor McGregor

14:10 15 Jun

Points win for Mayweather & early KO victory for McGregor proving popular


Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor was finally confirmed on Wednesday night and bookmaker William Hill has revealed a decision win for the boxer and a quick-fire KO victory for the MMA fighter are proving popular options with punters. 

Mayweather is the 1/12 favourite to win the fight and is 10/11 to win by knockout, but a decision victory at 5/4 has seen support since the fight was announced.

McGregor is a 6/1 underdog with many feeling his best chance to win the fight will come early, and at 40/1 a first-round knockout victory has been a popular pick with those calling an upset.

“As is stands we are seeing money for Mayweather to win on points and McGregor to win in the first at 40/1,” William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams told Bettingpro.com. “Personally I think the disqualification price looks big at 7/1.”

William Hill is also offering 4/11 that the pay-per-view record of 4.4 million will be beaten by what bookmakers believe will be the biggest fight in history. 

LATEST WILLIAM HILL ODDS

Latest fight odds: 1/12 Floyd Mayweather, 6/1 Conor McGregor, 25/1 Draw

Method of victory: 10/11 Mayweather by KO, TKO or DQ, 6/5 Mayweather on points, 7/1 McGregor by KO, TKO or DQ, 33/1 McGregor on points, 25/1 Draw  

Will either fighter be disqualified? 7/1

Will Mayweather/McGregor beat the 4.4m PPV sales record?  4/11 Yes, 2/1 No


11:57 15 Jun

Mayweather v McGregor 4/7 to smash PPV record


All good things come to those who wait and after almost two years of trash talk Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor is on.

The light-middleweight boxing match will take place in Las Vegas on the August 26 and could earn each fighter up to $100m – making it the richest boxing event in history.

Conveniently, that two years of trash talk has given those folk at Paddy Power plenty of time to price up some betting specials, and the bookie is already tipping the fight to set a new Pay-Per-View buys record. Paddy goes odds-on 4/7 for the bout to smash the current record of 4.4m PPV buys - also held by Mayweather for his fight against Manny Pacquaio in 2015.

Tickets for the fight will be hotter than the Nevada desert, and the bookie goes 6/5 that prices will hit $100,000 or more.

But despite all the hype, pundits are dubbing the mega-fight a ‘circus’ – and an expensive one at that. It will be McGregor’s first professional boxing match, while 40 year-old Mayweather is coming out of retirement for the fight. Mayweather is heavy favourite to win the bout (1/8), with McGregor’s odds currently at 5/1.

Yet there’s no doubt McGregor deserves credit for convincing Mayweather to put his 49-unbeaten record on the line, and Paddy is already speculating on who could be next for the Irishman – including Hulk Hogan at 500/1.

You can even bet on which fighter will swear first at the press conference, with Paddy favouring McGregor at odds of 1/3.

“After two years of trash talk it’s great news that the pair have managed to agree on a deal, and we’re expecting this one to break all sorts of records,” a Paddy Power spokesperson told Bettingpro.com.

“OK, so the fight is going to land them millions, it could well be all over in under a minute, and we’ll all have to stay up to ridiculous o’clock and pay way over the odds for PPV – but we’re still going to watch it.”

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Fight Odds

1/8 Mayweather
5/1 Conor McGregor
33/1 Draw

No. of punches McGregor will land

8/13 Under 79.5
6/5 Over 79.5

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Specials

12/1 McGregor to throw a kick
10/1 McGregor to be DQd
6/1 Rematch to take place
5/2 Sinead O’Connor to sing to McGregor in ring
4/7 Over 4.4 million US PPV buys

Highest price paid for a ticket

6/5 $100,000 or More

First to Swear at Press Conference 

2/1 Mayweather
1/3 McGregor

McGregor’s Next Fight After Mayweather

6/4 Khabib Nurmagomedov
6/1 Tony Ferguson
16/1 Amir Khan
20/1 Manny Pacquiao
33/1 Gennady Golovkin
33/1 The Rock
50/1 Ricky Hatton
100/1 Hulk Hogan
100/1 Katie Taylor


09:05 15 Jun

Bookies predict Mayweather v McGregor will smash boxing betting records


Bookmaker Ladbrokes is expecting the recently confirmed fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to break boxing betting records.

Mayweather's 2015 bout with Manny Pacquiao remains the biggest night in boxing the industry has ever seen in terms of amounts staked (roughly £25million), but the bookies reckon even more will be taken when ‘Money’ and ‘The Notorious’ step into the ring.

Both fighters announced last night via social media that the bout will go ahead on August 26, and Ladbrokes has since said they have already seen enough activity in the market to suggest this will comfortably be the biggest fight in betting history.

“The £20million we took as an industry in the build-up to the AJ v Klitschko fight came dangerously close to smashing records,” Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati told Bettingpro.com.

“But we're forecasting double the amount of that figure to be staked by the time these two blockbuster names come to blows.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor

Mayweather - 1/12
McGregor - 13/2
Draw - 25/1


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