Mayweather v McGregor 2017 Betting Preview
How to bet on Mayweather vs McGregor
The following betting guide will provide an overview of how to bet on the Mayweather vs McGregor fight. The fight will take place in Nevada, Las Vegas on 27th August, 2017 at 2pm (AEST). The boxers will use 10 oz gloves for this fight. Mayweather is the current betting favourite at William Hill. The fight has been named “The Money Fight” as Mayweather is expected to earn up to $100 million and McGregor will collect $75 million.
Who will win? Continue reading our betting guide for the Mayweather vs McGregor fight.
Boxing versus UFC
Compared to Boxing, a UFC fight only last five rounds compared to twelve in Boxing. A UFC fight can last up to 25 minutes and a Boxing fight can last up to 36 minutes. The challenge for McGregor will be lasting a longer distance against Mayweather.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will return from retirement in search of his 50th career boxing win against McGregor. He last fought in 2015 against Andre Berto and Mayweather won the fight via a points decision. Mayweather has a dominant boxing career record with 49 wins from 49 fights. In 26 of those 49 fights, he has won via a knockout. He will be aiming for win number 50 and would pass Rocky Marciano who also owned a 49-0 record.
Conan McGregor is known for his UFC record but he’s taken up boxing for this fight. In the UFC, he has a 21-3 record and recorded 18 knockout victories. His last fight was in November, 2016 against Eddie Alvarez and he won by TKO (punches). He fought at this venue twice in 2016 and went 1-1 against Nate Diaz. He will be tested against Mayweather, one of the greatest boxers in history.
William Hill BuildABet
BuildABet is a custom market feature created by William Hill. For the Mayweather vs McGregor fight, you can send a betting market request and if accepted, it will be added to the William Hill betting markets. Some of the bets already created include: Fight Goes At Least 8 Full Rounds, Conor McGregor to land under 25.5 punches and more.
The following section will look at the betting markets available for the Mayweather vs McGregor fight.
Bet on the straight out winner with this bet type. Mayweather is the overwhelming favourite with a 49-0 record. But UFC fans of McGregor will be backing him as the underdog. We can’t see Mayweather getting defeated here but McGregor won’t back down.
Method of Victory
The method of victory is one of the best value betting markets for this fight. Mayweather has a 53% career record of ending a fight with a knockout. However, he has won his last three fights by an unanimous points decision. His last knockout result was in 2011 against Victor Ortiz.
Goes The Distance
Bet on whether the fight goes the distance and is decided by points or it ends in a knockout. Mayweather is 3-0 against the points decision market and McGregor’s best chance of winning is going the full distance. But Mayweather is known for his defence and we don’t expect McGregor will land many accurate punches.
Exact Method of Victory
There is a bit of value in this betting market for Mayweather. He has an over 50% chance of a knockout and you can get odds of over $3. However, we think he’s a better bet in the points market.
Exact Minute of Victory
The toughest bet type in the betting markets. This would only be recommended for a small bet as the chances of winning are very low. But the best value bet in this market is the “Fight Goes The Distance” at $2.80. The only question mark is whether McGregor can last 12 rounds.
* All odds as of Friday, 21st July 2017 from William Hill Australia.