Mayweather Odds Keep Falling
The action is still rolling in on Conor McGregor. His August 26 superfight in Las Vegas with Floyd Mayweather Jr is right around the corner. At press time, the UFC Lightweight champion is available at +350 odds. That is down from +375 last week. Odds +950 when they first hit the board at Bovada Sports. Mayweather, the former boxing champion in five different divisions, is priced at –500.
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The props market for Mayweather vs. McGregor has also picked up steam. Bovada has more than 34 ways to bet on the big fight. You can now wager on either fighter scoring a knockdown in any of the 12 rounds. McGregor is +1700 to knock down Mayweather in Round 1. The Irshimans’ odds get longer from there. “Moneys” odds peaks at +450 to score a knockdown in Round 5, Round 6, and Round 7.
You’ll also find fresh totals on how many knockdowns there will be on August 26, and how many punches McGregor will land on the night; the Irish superstar is looking at an over/under of 29.5 punches, with the over favored at –130. According to the CompuBox stats, Andre Berto landed 83 punches when he lost a 12-round decision to Mayweather in the latter’s 2015 “retirement” fight.
How Long Will Mayweather & McGregor Last?
It seems unlikely that the upcoming August 26 superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Connor McGregor will go the distance. At press time, there are more than 30 different ways you can bet on the round total at Bovada Sports; if this fight does go the full 12 rounds, it will pay off at +160.
The Mayweather vs. McGregor props market also has totals on the board for each possible number up to 11.5 rounds, where the under is favored at –210. Any stoppage before Round 8 has the over ahead on the odds board, all the way up to –5000 for Round 1. During the promotional tour, McGregor said he would knock Mayweather out inside four rounds, but the over is priced at –400 for Round 4.
McGregor (21-3, 18 KOs in MMA) is still available at +600 on the “Inside 4 Rounds” special, which will pay out if the UFC Lightweight champ scores any kind of victory within that timeframe. The popular Irishman is +1600 to win in Round 4 exactly. Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) is +400 to win inside the first four rounds, compared to +275 in Round 5-8 and +350 for a later stoppage.
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