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Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor betting tips: 3 best prop bets for Mayweather v McGregor

Leigh Copson 12 Jul 2017
Will Conor McGregor be dropped by Floyd Mayweather? (credit: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

There is and will be no shortage of betting markets in the build-up to the huge super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor on August 26, and we have picked out our favourite prop bets for the showdown between the unbeaten boxing legend and the UFC’s biggest star.


No punch to be thrown in first 10 seconds @ 6/4 Paddy Power


The general consensus is that if McGregor has any chance of winning this fight he has to take out Mayweather early on, because the longer the fight goes on the more he will tire and as the energy saps away ‘Money’ is going to use his superior skills to pick apart and finish the UFC star. Therefore you would expect McGregor to come out swinging from the opening bell, but I expect we will see a rather cautious start to the fight. None of us truly know what to expect from McGregor on August 26 and the same goes for Mayweather, who I expect to use the first few rounds as a scouting mission to figure out the Irishman. McGregor, meanwhile, is not going to be reckless from the start and risk being humiliated in a matter of a couple of minutes, so I would not be surprised if no punches are thrown in the first 10 seconds as the two men size each other up.

Conor McGregor to be knocked down @ 8/13 SkyBet


It feels almost certain that McGregor will hit the canvas at some point in this bout. As I said in my first prop bet recommendation, the longer the fight goes on the more it will play into the hands of Mayweather. His elusive style will tire and frustrate McGregor, and as the Irishman tries to find a way through that outstanding defence he is likely to leave himself open to some shots. We saw in the first Nate Diaz fight that McGregor can be rocked, especially when he is tired, so you have to like the chances of an unbeaten boxing legend dropping the UFC lightweight champion as he runs out of steam.

Any corner to throw in the towel @ 10/1 Paddy Power


The price on offer makes this a very tempting bet for August 26. The simple fact is McGregor could receive the boxing lesson of a lifetime from Mayweather and that could result in him taking a beating, especially as the fight wears on. McGregor’s camp are a very close knit group – you could say they are an extended family – and you have to wonder if trainer John Kavanagh will be comfortable watching his man get picked apart and beaten up badly. Boxing is a brutal sport and sometimes fighters have to be saved from themselves – Kell Brook v Gennady Golovkin and David Haye v Tony Bellew for example – and with the recent tragic death of former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague after a boxing match fresh in everyone’s minds, McGregor’s camp could opt to save their man from damage he simply does not have to take. If the Irishman gets too far behind on the scorecards and appears to have no chance of winning, I would not be shocked to see the towel enter the ring.


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