The boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor MacGregor is the highlight of the sport in 2017. This is particularly important given the fact that MacGregor isn’t actually a boxer, but a MMA fighter ready to make a spectacular transition. The event will take place in Las Vegas on Saturday night and will be watched by millions of fans from all over the world.
Mayweather Seeks to Preserve Perfect Record
Floyd has won all 49 matches so far and is confident that he will outshine McGregor in the boxing ring given his superior experience. Over the course of time, it became obvious that he knows how to choose his opponents, in such a manner that he always starts with the first chance. Meanwhile, Conor is clearly unimpressed by his record and announced his intention of knocking Mayweather out within two rounds.
The deadline was initially set for four rounds, but in the wake of NAC approving lighter gloves the forecast got more optimistic. Boxing and MMA fans with a keen eye for sports betting have a hard time predicting not only the winner but the manner in which the match would unfold. It is something that hasn’t happened before at this level, which makes the match even more exciting.
Long Fights Favor Mayweather
Manny Pacquiao was unable to end Floyd’s winning streak at the end of a match that some claim to be won unfairly by Mayweather. The boxing superstar is likely to play it safe and hope that a long fight will wear out his opponent. This means that the first couple of rounds are going to be critical for Conor MacGregor who needs to finish off his opponent early on to prevail.
The MMA superstar has an impressive record of his own, winning 21 out of 24 games but he is in for the toughest challenge yet. Mayweather is one of the best defensive fighters ever and not surprisingly the big favorite with bookmakers to win this match. bet365 Sports only offers odds of 3/10 on his victory, but players can sees odds of 4/5 on the match to last eight rounds or longer.