Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Betting Odds PT 2- By A.J. Ryder on March 20, 2017 16:57 GMT
It could also rapidly turn into a situation where McGregor's defense simply isn't enough to get things moving properly and Mayweather is able to pick away at him and keep it so that he's unable to get himself organized.
Taking a look at the betting odds, we've got Floyd Mayweather coming into the contest as the absolute prohibitive favourite with odds of 1/20 with several bookmakers but a best price hovering around a 1/10 margin with a few different outfits going 1/12. It's going to be interesting to see how the odds shift around and you reckon that the bulk of the volume is not going to come in on Mayweather and that's likely going to see his price go a bit higher as we get closer and closer to the fight itself.
Conor McGregor himself is available at a price of around 7/1 with the majority of bookmakers but there are a few who list him as high as a 9/1 price tag to get the outright victory by any means. That's definitely a solid price even just to throw a tenner on on the day. He appears as though he could really mount a surprise here and you can assume that his ability to brawl and utilize some unorthodox approaches could be enough to unsettle Mayweather – who will likely train against traditional opponents.
Having a look at the method of victory betting, we have Mayweather to win on points available at a price of around 10/11 all the way up to 5/4 while Mayweather to win via a KO or TKO – something that he really didn't do very often unless it was against opponents that were absolutely outmatched and outclassed – is trading as the preferred option at even money more or less across the board.
A few bookmakers list McGrgeor at a 9/1 margin to win the match by stopping Floyd Mayweather while he is available at a hefty 40/1 all the way up to 50/1 to win the match on points – which would be an incredibly excellent feat against a technical boxer like Mayweather. You have to assume that the wager on McGregor to win at 9/1 is a lot better than 9/1 on him just to win by KO or TKO though in the grand scheme of things.