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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Boxing Odds: McGregor’s Odds Improve vs. Mayweather

When the odds first hit the board for the August 26 superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, the reigning UFC Lightweight champion was a heavy +950 underdog. It didn’t take long for McGregor to move down to +400; at press time, the Irish sensation is even shorter at +375, with Mayweather available at –550.

McGregor fans appear to be delighted with how his training camp has unfolded. Former junior welterweight and welterweight champ Paulie Malignaggi was brought in to spar with McGregor, and just as quickly left camp after an intense 12-round session that saw Malignaggi either knocked down or pushed to the ground. Clips from that session may have been carefully selected to make McGregor look stronger, though. Anyway, could McGregor knowkout Mayweather in this superfight ?

There hasn’t been as much news coming out of the Mayweather camp, but he did recently show off a lean physique while relaxing at the REHAB Beach Club in Las Vegas. Rumor has it that MMA star Nate Diaz could be part of Mayweather’s entourage on August 26; Diaz is the last and only person to defeat McGregor (9-1 UFC, seven KOs) inside the Octagon, although he lost their 2016 rematch by majority decision.

Boxing Odds: McGregor’s Odds Improve vs. Mayweather
Boxing Odds: McGregor’s Odds Improve vs. Mayweather

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Boxing Odds: More Underdog Action for Mayweather-McGregor

After opening as a +950 underdog for his August 26 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr., UFC Lightweight champ Conor McGregor was available at +400 last week. At press time, McGregor is even shorter at +375, with Mayweather at –550. The odds has changed since the first article posted in this site and this superfight sometimes is treated as the fight of the century, the Superbowl of boxing.

McGregor recently engaged in a 12-round sparring match with former two-time boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi, and that session was so intense that Malignaggi decided to leave camp. Mayweather, meanwhile, was looking slim and trim at the REHAB Beach Club in Las Vegas. He told reporters last week that he expects to make at least $300 million fighting McGregor.

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