Intense Wagering Expected On Mayweather McGregor Match

Published Thursday, August 17, 2017 -
Intense Wagering Expected On Mayweather McGregor Match

It is not often that a sport such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the traditional sport of boxing come together to compete. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is an American mixed martial arts production based in Las Vegas, Nevada, that was owned and operated by parent company Zuffa. The growth of the sport is reflected in the recent sale in 2016 of Zuffa to William Morris Endeavor  for over $4 billion USD.

The latest test for the sports world will be experienced when the current champion of the UFC Conor Anthony McGregor born in 1988, an Irish professional mixed martial artist and professional boxer is pitted against Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. an American professional boxer and promoter. Both of these competitors are sure they will be victorious during the August 26th match in the T-Mobile arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada USA.

Bookies around the world are lining up their odds for the match which is expected to be viewed by millions of fans. Some books immediately predicted that Mayweather will win. William Hill put the veteran as a 1/11 favourite. He's now 2/9 with just over a week until the fight.

"Realistically if we were just putting up a number and didn't have to take bets on it, Floyd would be 1/100," oddsmaker Bogdanovich said. "But this will be a very, very big betting fight for sure, one of the biggest ever."

Meanwhile BetVictor has announced it will offer new customers odds of 100/1 for McGregor to come out on top in his much-anticipated fight with boxing legend Mayweather.

Head of sports book at BetVictor, Eoin Ryan, commented, “Mayweather was for a long time pound-for-pound the best boxer in the world, but he is not the force of old. Can McGregor win? You bet and we are giving new customers the opportunity to put their pound on the younger two-weight UFC champion at 100/1.”










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