Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Betting Odds PT 1- By A.J. Ryder on March 20, 2017 16:55 GMT
It appears as though one of the most widely-anticipated fights since, well, Floyd Mayweather's last big Las Vegas bout is finally upon us with the world on the street being that UFC superstar Conor McGregor is close to inking terms with undefeated boxing legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather to face off against each other over 12 rounds of pugilistic action.
With McGregor being one of the biggest draws in mixed martial arts and a genuine media celebrity who has crossed over to a mainstream audience, his competition against Floyd Mayweather could wind up being one of the greatest crossover sports moments in history despite boxing and mixed martial arts sharing quite a bit in common.
Speaking to the media just a few days ago, UFC president Dana White – a group who had long been viewed as the sole hold-out for the contest – indicated that the fight was very likely to happen and that it had his full support. McGregor also declared his intention to stop Mayweather during this fight, stating to the media that “I am boxing.”
The fact is that Floyd Mayweather has been one of the best defensive boxers of all time – if not the best. But coming into a fight like this against a person who didn't train an an out and out boxer and who approaches the fight with a different set of tactics is certainly going to throw Mayweather off of his game.
By putting him out of his comfort zone and pushing the envelope a bit during the fight, McGregor will look to unsettle Mayweather early and if he can score anything resembling a knockdown or a situation where Mayweather appears to be hurt, then he will rapidly get the fans behind him and you can just see that powering him home.
One also has to call into question the fact that it's rather unlikely that Mayweather will be able to knock McGregor out since he is widely viewed as one of the toughest chins in all of combat sports. We all remember him getting taken out on the big stage before but you can't quite see tha happening in a boxing match no matter how defensive McGregor might not be.