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How To Watch Mayweather vs Mcgregor Live Stream PPV Fight, Mcgregor vs Mayweather Live : With Start Time, Live Leader board – Boxing, HD TV Schedule, The long-awaited fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has finally been confirmed, with the two superstars set to square off in the ring Aug. 26. Mayweather and McGregor shared the news on their respective Twitter accounts Wednesday evening, setting social media on fire.

Oddsmakers in Vegas wasted little time in releasing the opening line for the fight. For those who have been following the drama over the past few months, it should come as no surprise that Mayweather is the early—and overwhelming—favorite to win. According to the Westgate Superbook in Las Vegas, the undefeated Mayweather has been priced at 1/11 (-1100) odds, meaning bettors would have to wager $11 to return a single dollar. Bets on McGregor (7/1 or +700), who is a big underdog due to the UFC star’s boxing inexperience, will return $7 for every dollar risked. The books have determined the draw to be the most unlikely outcome and set the line at 33/1 (or +3300) for that to occur.

There is still plenty of time before Mayweather vs Mcgregor Live touch gloves in August, but smart bettors might want to consider getting their wager in as soon as possible. Lines have a tendency to shift drastically, especially when there is a mountain of money being placed on a specific fighter, and for the rationale laid out below, earlier could be better. It would be prudent to consult a betting expert.

Jon Price and his team at SportsInformationTraders.com have been kind enough to share their predictions. Before getting to them, let’s preview the megafight by taking a look at the tale of the tape, plus the venue, rules, weight class and more.

Date: Saturday Aug. 26, 2017

Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

Odds: Floyd Mayweather -1100, Conor McGregor +700, Draw +3300

Watch: Showtime PPV

Rules: Standard Boxing, 10-ounce gloves, 12-round fight

Weight Class: Super Welterweight (154 Pounds)

Tale of the Tape

Floyd Mayweather Name Conor McGregor
Boxing Discipline MMA
49-0 (26 KO) Record 21-3 (18 KO)
40 Age 28
5’8” Height 5’9”
72” Reach 74”
$1.3 billion Earnings $34 million

Prediction

The oddsmakers are obviously expecting Floyd Mayweather to dominate this fight, but anyone who has watched Conor McGregor recently has to feel he has some sort of shot to compete. The UFC star has no shortage of confidence and has backed up his bold words with even more spectacular wins. Dana White, UFC’s President, believes that McGregor will be taking it to Mayweather right away and will be looking for the KO. He recently told MMAJunkie.com:

“I’m not saying Conor McGregor’s going to win; I’m not saying Floyd Mayweather’s going to win. But I’ll tell you this, the reason Conor McGregor is as big as he is, is he will fight anybody, anytime, anywhere. He will go after Floyd Mayweather, and he will try to knock him out.”

An early knockout is McGregor’s best chance to win, as the novice boxer is going up against arguably the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in the sport’s history. Money Mayweather has never lost a bout in his career for a reason, as his elite counter-punching ability and legendary defense is unrivaled in the sport of boxing. Winning this fight is obviously of the utmost importance for Mayweather, as it would make for a tidy 50-0 record and losing would be a serious stain on his legacy.

If this took place in the octagon, Mayweather would surely struggle to find a way to win. But considering it’ll be a standard boxing fight with boxing rules, it’s hard to see any real path to victory for McGregor outside of a fluke power punch landing and knocking out the veteran. McGregor doesn’t have the footwork or skill to hang 12 rounds with his opponent, even if Floyd is now on the wrong side of 40 years old and may have lost a step since his last fight against Andre Berto in September of 2015.

Without the ability to use kicks, elbows and other strikes, McGregor doesn’t have the toolset available that has allowed him to become the king of UFC. The MMA star’s training and experience is far too different and leaves him vastly underprepared to do combat in a bout that Mayweather has a lifetime of experience in. Mayweather did admit that he respects his opponent’s ability as a standup fighter, but he’ll have more than enough time to get together a plan of attack to combat this.

“He’s a hell of a standup fighter, I can’t take that away from him,” Mayweather said to USA Today. “Only time McGregor has been defeated was when he was on the ground. When he was standing up, he always was victorious. He’s a power puncher.”

It’s honestly going to be interesting to see how many punches McGregor can even land when all is said and done. It’s probably not going to be many, and Mayweather is going to exploit any overly aggressive and eager advances that the Irish national tries in his quest for a knockout. Expect counter-blow after blow as the undefeated legend nimbly deflects and dodges the sloppy power punches coming his way. Mayweather is far too smart to let McGregor land the knockout blow, especially early on, and will wear down his MMA opponent quickly before mounting a steady attack that earns him either a knockout at best or a unanimous decision at worst.

Jon Price says backing Mayweather vs Mcgregor Live Stream as a double-digit favorite certainly isn’t the sexy pick and backers will have to risk a lot to win a little, but believes that it is the closest thing to free money the sport has had in some time. This is clearly one of the most hyped fights ever and will almost assuredly be one of the most watched, but unfortunately for viewers there is an extremely high chance that it does not live up to expectations. Those expecting a good fight, or even more improbably, a McGregor victory, will be sorely disappointed. However, these McGregor supporters do help to keep Mayweather’s odds in a range that is worth taking.

Go with the sure thing and have Money win you some money when he decimates his outclassed opponent in the “superfight” Aug. 26. The earlier you get the wager in the better, as it’s unlikely Mayweather stays at -1100 for long. Expect his odds to plummet the closer to the fight we get, as both the sharps and public realize there is no chance for McGregor to win.

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