It’s a question lots of people are wondering as the build-up to the biggest hybrid fight in history continues. That’s right, McGregor v Mayweather is actually happening!
Scroll down to find out how you can get 40/1 on Mayweather or 20/1 on McGregor (maximum stake £1) with these two bookmakers.
Fight date: Saturday 26 August 2017
Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
TV channel: Showtime PPV
To take up the special offer on either McGregor or Mayweather to win this mammoth fight, simply open an account through this link (or via any of the other links above) and back your chosen fighter to win at the normal price shown on the site. Then, if he does win on 26 August, your new account will be topped up to the value of 40/1 or 20/1 after the fight.
Remember, these exclusive and time-limited betting offers are for new customers only and enhanced winnings are paid in free bets. The maximum stake for both offers is £1/€1. Check websites for full T&Cs.
The stage is set for possibly the biggest fight this century. It has been a long time coming and McGregor v Mayweather was finally confirmed in June to send fans into a frenzy.
Fans finally got the fight they were calling for, with McGregor finally set to do battle with Mayweather inside a boxing ring.
UFC ace McGregor has been turning up the heat since the fight was announced on 14 June by aiming a number of digs at his American opponent, who has a 49-0 record and is coming out of retirement for the anticipated fight.
Taking a look at the latest odds, there’s no question about which fighter the bookmakers are expecting to see win this bout.
Mayweather is currently the heavy favourite at odds of around 1/6 with most bookmakers, while McGregor is priced out at roughly 4/1.
It’s no surprise really, when you consider that McGregor will be fighting under boxing rules and that Mayweather is undefeated.
That being said, there are plenty of McGregor fans who are convinced that the Irishman has what it takes to beat Mayweather in Vegas next month.
Those numbers make the enhanced odds of 40/1 on McGregor to beat Mayweather with Paddy Power or Betfair look very tempting indeed.
Mayweather is the favourite and his followers will point to the fact that he is fighting on home soil as another factor in his favour.
It’s fair to say that there’s no love lost between these two. McGregor has been aiming a number of digs at his opponent and it all started when he posted a picture of Floyd Mayweather Snr as his opponent on social media after the fight was confirmed.
McGregor recently pointed to Mayweather’s publicised financial difficulties in the lead-up to the fight. It has been reported that the American owes more than $22.2m in unpaid taxes and McGregor has been suggesting that the financial gain is the only reason Mayweather has taken the fight.
“He is saying it is for the fans. I disagree,” said McGregor. “I believe he has to take this fight. He is in a dire financial situation. I am still trying to learn this tax game as well. I am only new money. But it doesn’t sound like a good position to be in. He was whipping out the cheque and all…. He owes money. That’s over now and everyone sees it is over now. He’s in a tracksuit – he can’t even afford a suit anymore!”
Mayweather, meanwhile, has made it clear that he fully intends to knock out McGregor next month. Speaking as the pair faced off at a news conference on 12 July, Mayweather said: “You’re going out on your face or you’re going out on your back. Which way you want to go? Which way do you want go? He looks good for a seven-figure fighter, he looks good for an eight-figure fighter, but I’m a nine-figure fighter.”
It’s fair to say that this fight is likely to smash a number of prize money and financial records.
Some experts are predicting that it could top the record-breaking £460m fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao back in 2015. The fight is expected to sell more than five million pay-per-view tickets, which would amount to around £363.5m.
It is said that Mayweather is expected to net at least £78.5m from the fight, while McGregor can expect to earn around £58m. Those are staggering numbers, of course, but hardly surprising when you consider the global interest in the fight.
There has been so much hype going into this fight that it can be difficult to focus on prediction who will actually win. Many experts are sensibly tipping Mayweather to beat McGregor simply because he is far more experienced in the boxing ring and is undefeated. Many feel that McGregor’s best hope of winning the fight would be by knockout, because as the bout runs on, he will find it more difficult to keep pace with Mayweather. That being said, we’re going to tip McGregor to cause a serious upset by beating Mayweather in Las Vegas next month. Prediction: McGregor to win by knockout.
The fight will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday 26 August 2017.
The details of the fight have not yet been confirmed with a British TV broadcaster. We will update this page as soon as we have the information.
However, what we do know is that it’s likely to cost quite a lot to buy it. In the UK, it will cost £77.60 ($99.99) to watch on Showtime PPV in America in HD, £69.85 ($89.99) in standard definition.
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