Mayweather v McGregor: Big fight analysis and betting tips

‘Money’ value to end it late

Mayweather v McGregor: Big fight analysis and betting tips

‘Money’ value to end it late

It’s finally here. After two months of non-stop hype, two of the best fighters on the planet bridge the divide between disciplines and meet in the squared circle.

Floyd Mayweather takes on Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in a bid to make it 50 wins from 50 bouts.

Can the Irishman do what none of the previous 49 incumbents have been able to achieve? The Coral News Team analyses the big fight.

How does Mayweather win?

This is one of the greatest boxers of his generation taking on a fighter making his professional debut in the discipline.

Floyd simply has to do what Floyd has always done: sit back in the pocket, wait for McGregor to fall into traps, and counter-punch until the Irishman can’t take anymore.

The lighter 8oz gloves commissioned by the Nevada Athletic Commission means that whoever gets hit the most is going to feel it the most.

Considering Mayweather is arguably the most defensively-gifted boxer of all time, and rarely ships damage, it’s natural to expect the UFC superstar could take a bit of a beating.

How does McGregor win?

If it doesn’t happen early, it probably won’t happen at all. The longer the fight goes on, the less chance McGregor has of an upset.

It’s undeniable that the Crumlin native is a knockout artist in his own game. However, he’s rarely had to go the distance in his bouts. In fact just twice has he seen out the final bell.

He will need to apply maximum damage as quickly as possible. That will mean rushing and roughing the American in a bid to create space, and cause mistakes.

Many have tried to do so with Mayweather, and failed. They were all boxers, though – not MMA fighters.

His unorthodox style and unfamiliarity will be his weapon. He must use it in every given moment.

Who actually wins?

If Floyd Mayweather somehow loses this fight, it will be the greatest upset in sports history – period.

If McGregor can last past six rounds, it will be an achievement in itself. But by lasting into the latter rounds, he will more than likely have shipped enormous punishment.

With the 8oz gloves, Mayweather’s power increases and that could, and should, mean a late stoppage.

Coral’s Best bets for the big fight:

  • McGregor to have a point deducted – 9/4
  • Floyd Mayweather to win in Rounds 7-9 – 4/1
  • Floyd Mayweather to win by KO, TKO, or Disqualification – 4/6

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing