Oddmakers think Floyd Mayweather would dust Conor McGregor in a boxing match
Conor McGregor might be one of the best MMA fighters in the world but oddsmakers don’t think he stands a chance against Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match.
Rumors of a superfight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and boxing great Floyd Mayweather began to swirl, again, Wednesday after McGregor was granted his boxing license in the state of California, with more states to come.
In the wake of that news, popular sportsbook Bovada set odds for the hypothetical fight, and they weigh heavily in Mayweather’s favor. If the fight were to happen, Bovada has Mayweather at -2250 and McGregor at +950.
That means a bettor would have to lay down $2250 on Mayweather to win $100, while a $100 bet on McGregor would win $950.
“This fight is a long shot to happen, in my opinion, and McGregor is a bigger long shot if it does happen,” Bovada sportsbook manager Kevin Bradley told Oddshark.com. “Floyd has never really been hit his entire career against the baddest professional boxers in the world, so Conor will have to shock the world to even lay some leather on Mayweather.
The fantasy matchup between McGregor and Mayweather started earlier this year and has only intensified since then as both fighters have lobbed more than a few verbal jabs at one another.
As it stands today, this fight isn’t even close to happening. UFC president Dana White maintains that Mayweather would need to step into the Octagon for it to happen and Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe recently shot down the idea.
But if both sides ever get on the same page, we know where oddsmakers stand.