Floyd “Money” Mayweather is favored to defeat MMA superstar Conor “Notorious” McGregor in a highly anticipated boxing match on August 26 that opened at 225-1 and is now 1.18 to 1 in favor of the 40-year old boxing legend according to CrownBet, the premier online odds provider located in Australia. Because the fight hype has been so terrific across social media it is sure to break multiple records including Pay-Per-View digital viewership numbers and profits from a boxing match. The Sports Techie community blog loves storylines such as the risky McGregor bets and those touting Mayweather as the greatest boxer of all time and possibly the best pound-for-pound best fighter ever. The outcome is likely to lie somewhere in the middle say a decisive knockout, controversial decision or even a draw that is coming in at 41-1 says CrownBet. Whoever you feel is going to win, be sure to bet responsibly should you partake in a wager or two.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor | Sat., Aug. 26 on SHOWTIME PPV
The boxers already went toe-to-toe in a hype tour that spanned three countries which included the United States, Canada and England. The promotional tour began in Los Angeles in front of 10,000 excited fans at Staples Center. I watched the live stream over Facebook and was entertained by McGregor‘s fast talking skill sets as he is set to take home a $20 million purse.
Mayweather vs McGregor: Los Angeles Press Conference
At 29 years of age, it was quite apparent that the UFC Lightweight Champion was the larger fighter by at least an inch in height and several pounds of muscle. Instantly those bettors that believe in this underdog began to trust McGregor’s hype statement that he would take out Mayweather in 4 rounds instantly changing the lines.
Right now, Conor is at 31-1 to win in rounds 1-11. The odds jump to 34-1 in round 12. Should it go the distance, Notorious falls back to 26-1 making it still a massive payout for those brave enough to wager he has a chance to beat the living legend.
Mayweather will earn $60 million minimum unless he bets on himself to win and does so. At the L.A. hype tour, he pulled out what appeared to be a $100,000 check to show McGregor what his drawing power still is. Conor shot back that the money was going to the IRS because Mayweather still owes a reported $29 million in past taxes.
Round 1 is 23-1 in favor of Money to win the fight. His odds to win go down from there. Round 2 is 19-1 while round 3 is 17-1. Round 4 is when Conor says the fight will be over and the odds are 13-1 in favor of Money to win, same as the 5th. Rounds 6-7-8 are 11-1 in favor of Floyd to win. Interesting the next two rounds, 9-10, the odds go back up at 13-1. Should it go 11 rounds, the odds are 17-1 while the last round steps up to 21-1 for a Mayweather win in 12.
ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. McGregor – Episode 2 Preview | Fridays at 10 PM ET/PT
Mayweather said on the Hype Tour he earned Showtime P.P.V. more than $1 billion in revenue over the life of his championship fighting career. UFC President Dana White predicts over 5 million PPV sales. He took the over bet on the current odds of 4.99 million buys. The Manny Pacquiao fight versus Mayweather took in a viewership of 4.4 million purchasers at a fee of $100 per residence to set the PPV record as a point of reference.
The upgrade from the Pacquiao fight across social media platforms between Mayweather and McGregor for the Aug. 26th fight along with the Hype Tour are sure to help drive PPV numbers upwards of 4 million and perhaps even attain 5 million as White predicts.
In May, 2015 Mayweather fought Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and earned $72.2 million in ticket revenue according to ESPN. T-Mobile Arena is set to host this fight creating an additional 3,000 seats for sale compared to the MGM Grand venue. These extra seats will most likely help set a new fan record.
According to T-Mobile Arena Ticket Experts, tickets currently range from $1,752 to $63, 375 per seat. The secondary ticket market will surely have tickets for sale at record prices.
ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. McGregor – Episode 1 | Full Episode | Fridays at 10PM ET/PT
Sports Techie, I have never purchase a PPV live sports event but I have seen live boxing and UFC fights. I went to the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle and saw Team USA fight Team Russia, and also witnessed UFC Seattle Fight Night 24.
I blogged about UFC 205 Digital Tickets streamed by NeuLion in 4K featuring McGregor fighting in the first MMA time ever in New York held at Madison Square Garden.
I am not expert when it comes to betting or predicting professional fights but I will say that something tells me either Mayweather runs around the ring for 12 rounds and wins in a decision or he tries to fight toe-to-toe with Notorious and loses by a surprise knockout via a well-timed punch early in the fight. Figuring out exactly which round it happens could earn me or you a large payout.
I look forward to this fight and the continued hype as Aug. 26 gets closer and closer.
See ya later sports techie in Seattle, Atlanta and around the world!
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