It is no surprise that Floyd Mayweather is the favorite to beat MMA fighter Conor McGregor in a boxing match. Mayweather has an unbelievable record of 49 wins and no losses while McGregor has been beaten 3 times in his career.
If you speak with any professional boxer or boxing enthusiastic they will tell you that McGregor does not stand a chance against money Mayweather. Floyd is a once in a generation fighter and has beaten the best during his long career in the sport. During this time he has beaten Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Manny Pacquiao and Oscar de la Hoya. Many think that he is the best pound for pound fighter that has ever lived.
Many are underestimating just how good McGregor is and he is by far the best boxer in the UFC. His left arm has ridiculous power which is why out of 19 fights he has won 17 of them by KO. Mayweather, however, is not known for his knockout power and has only managed 26 KOs in his 49 fights with most of them happening during the early years of his career. Mayweather is the best at not getting hit which is what makes him so hard to beat.
McGregor has a number of things in his favor. He is 11 years younger than Mayweather and in his prime while Floyd maybe 40 by the time the fight takes place. The star Irish fighter is also bigger than the pretty boy and has even fought twice at 170 lbs. These two things are sure to have a big impact on the fight which is one of the reasons why I am picking McGregor to win.
McGregor is also the best in the UFC at movement and distance. This will cause Mayweather a lot of problems as he will have never had a fight against anyone in the boxing world that moves like the Irishman. Mayweather is going to be hit by shots he has never faced before and McGregor’s unpredictability is a huge advantage. It may help him find gaps to hit Mayweather which boxers have not been able to do in the past.
The early odds are heavily in favor of Mayweather winning and with most bookmakers, he is priced at around -2250 with McGregor at +950. That means that to win only $100 you would need to wager $2,250 on Mayweather. If you placed a $100 bet on McGregor to win you would take home a massive $950.
If the fight takes place it is expected to break PPV records and each fighter will receive around $50 million each. Not many are taking McGregor chances of winning seriously but with the power in his left arm, age difference, unbelievable movement, and unpredictability I think it can be a huge upset. If the Irishman does win and is the first person to beat Mayweather in a boxing match he will become one of the biggest stars in the world.
McGregor is also the only fighter in the UFC to hold two belts at the same time in two different weight classes. He is not afraid of anyone and he will fancy his chances of beating a 40-year-old who does not have knockout power.
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