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This event is an almost guaranteed chance to win free and easy money. Of course, I want Conor to win. I dislike Floyd “woman beater” Mayweather as much as the next guy but he is easily going to beat anyone who has never boxed professionally.
Consider all the reasons McGregor supporters say Conor has a chance to win, like
- Conor is rangy.
- Conor is bigger.
- Conor is younger.
- Conor is faster.
- Conor hits harder.
- Floyd struggles against Southpaws.
- et cetera.
If all those factors play out to Conor’s maximum possible advantage, it could mean, at most, he lasts past the 3rd round.
Fighting Floyd Mayweather is a dose of cold reality.
Jim Lampley, Boxing commentator
We are talking about a boxing match between someone who has never boxed, against one of the greatest boxers of all time. Yet media pundits are saying “But he comes at different angles and has a 2-inch reach advantage…”.
That is like saying tennis great Roger Federer could win a badminton match against a top badminton player because Federer is taller and will hit the shuttlecock in a way that the badminton player has never faced before. Yes, Conor will box differently than Floyd’s previous opponents, he will box worse!
One of these days Floyd is going to be so old he loses to a less acclaimed fighter, simply due to his age. Mohamed Ali started losing when he was 36 and Floyd is already 40. However, Ali lost to good boxers, not shit talkers with 0 professional boxing matches.
Floyd has always taken excellent care of his physical condition. His defense is so good that he has taken less damage than other fighters with his amount of experience. One day he will be too old but he is not too old for this fight.
The only way Floyd loses is if:
- Floyd carries an injury into the fight.
- Floyd has some kind of uncharacteristic brain exposition in the ring.
- Floyd has some freakish turn of incredibly bad luck, like getting tripped over by the referee onto McGregor’s fist.
- The fight is rigged, either Floyd takes a dive or the referee or judges are bought off. This is boxing after all.
Because boxing is an individual sport with no teammates or backups, these things could actually happen. They could happen to Conor but that would not change anything because he was going to lose anyway.
I estimate there is less than a 10% chance of something like that happening to Mayweather and causing him to lose the fight. So as long as Floyd’s odds are over 1.1, that is a value bet.
The fun bet for Conor fans is to bet that the fight will go over 9.5 rounds. McGregor lasting that long would be an upset and an amazing achievement. He would rightly be considered the moral victor and the people’s hero.
Mayweather vs McGregor crypto sportsbooks comparison
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