Mayweather odds-on after McGregor date confirmed

Floyd Mayweather has confirmed that his boxing fight with MMA superstar Conor McGregor will take place on August 26th in Las Vegas.

In what is anticipated to be the biggest fight in history, in terms of money, although many feel it will be a once-sided affair.

40-year-old Mayweather is widely considered one of the great boxers of his generation and he has one of the best records of all time – as he is currently 49 and 0, level with heavyweight legend Rocky Marciano.

Now he is set to make his return to the ring for the first time in nearly two years, against UFC man McGregor – who has never boxed in his career.

And bookmakers are convinced that Mayweather will win, and win comfortably.

He is 1/12 to beat the Irishman – who is 6/1 to take the win with William Hill.

“Most pundits believe the fight won’t be competitive, but that’s not going to stop millions of people across the world tuning in – and also having a bet on the fight,” said William Hill spokesman Tony Kenny

“Mayweather is a massive favourite, but we’ve already seen a lot of bets on McGregor landing one of his ‘Notorious’ left hand’s and winning by KO.”

We spoke to our boxing expert Tim Rickson to get his view on the news that Mayweather will meet McGregor in August.

“When news first broke about a potential mega-money fight between UFC star Conor McGregor and the self-proclaimed ‘The Best Ever’ Floyd Mayweather, I obviously thought it a ridiculous idea and that it would also never happen. Then, it started to pick up traction over the past year or so and this week has finally turned from rumours to reality with the fight set to take place in Las Vegas on August 2th.

“My instant reaction was why would anyone want to watch a fight between a skill level 10 boxer, let’s say, and a skill level 99! Why would you want to watch such a mismatch?

For all the boxing fans that are offended by this fight, just do what I’m doing and embrace it.

“For all the boxing fans that are offended by this fight, just do what I’m doing and embrace it.

“With the money involved in this mega-fight, there should be a decent undercard to give paying customers their value for money and the build-up between these two colourful characters should be very entertaining.

“Of course, in terms of the fight, Mayweather beats McGregor in every single department (x10) and there’s no way in any circumstance that the UFC star can win, draw or match Floyd in any department at all. I hope that’s clear enough.”

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