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UFC versus box, box traditions versus notorious irishman, who already won the “talking battle”. The biggest fight of the year or even a decade is less than a month away! While it is highlighted on most sports sites already, we take a different approach.
So, you enjoy fighting sports, you also want to make money from betting and the question is - should you try to find value in this fight? If you don’t have time to read till the end, I’ll make it easy for you. No, by all means. Such “big” events gather much attention not only from the crowd, but from the bookies, too. It will also gather tons of money on both sides and will be profitable for all the biggest bookmakers (no matter who wins, that is). As the lines were released pretty early, they are more or less polished already, even with a lot of time left. Unless you are a cousin of either of the fighters and are sitting right besides him - just stay away from betting and enjoy the fight.
Why are the odds set like they are?
This one is pretty simple, just straight up facts. Mayweather has 49-0 professional boxing record. Some talk this came as an easy opportunity to get the easy 50th together with truckload of money. The fight will be held under boxing rules and it is clearly the biggest advantage to Mayweather. But not the only one. Sure, he is far superior boxer, but besides that he is also conditioned to go long fights. And on the other side is McGregor, who has issues in fights he does not finish early. To put it short, the only way for McGregor to win is early by knockout. We have a problem here, as not only Mayweather is the only boxer here, he is also one of the best defence specialists ever, who dealt with much more offensively gifted boxers.
If we only take facts and numbers, it’s an easy win for Floyd. But McGregor has heart and a surprise factor, that’s what he gets the estimate of about 15% to win for.
If you just have to bet on this fight, bet less than usually and take the best odds available on the market: