The boxing world has come alive thanks to the upcoming boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, who is the UFC Champion. Many people are flocking to place wagers of this boxing match, and while Mayweather remains the overall favourite to win the match, there have been more bets placed on McGregor, despite the fact he is definitely the underdog.
More Wagers on McGregor, More Money on Mayweather
According to sports bettors in Nevada in the United States, there have actually been more people placing wagers on McGregor than on Mayweather. However, the bets placed on the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star tend to be smaller, and the majority of gamblers’ money is still on Mayweather.
In addition to this, there have been a few cases where gamblers have placed AU$66 000 wagers on Mayweather to win. If they win, they’ll only receive AU$8270 in winnings, so it’s a lot of money to risk for a relatively small return.
Any Chance for McGregor?
Most experts believe that the UFC champion doesn’t stand a chance against one of the best boxers of all time. However, MMA fans say McGregor shouldn’t be underestimated. The truth is, the chances of McGregor winning are very small, but still, anything could happen. Mayweather remains undefeated in the boxing ring, having won all 49 of his fights in his career.
While many people are excited about the match, there are also those who are not. Many boxing fans feel this fight is nothing but a big marketing ploy and a bigger payday for the two men. Others have even gone so far as to directly criticise Mayweather for agreeing to fight someone who is so inexperienced when it comes to boxing.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens in the ring. The fight is scheduled to take place on the 26th of August 2017. If you want to get involved, be sure to check in with your favourite sports bettor and place your wager.