Mayweather, despite gearing up to turn 40 next week, is almost unbackable against McGregor, who MMA fans can bet on at a decent price for the contest.
Reports from Ireland suggest the fight is on the verge of being announced, possibly by the end of this month, and bookies are expecting a flood of bets on the intriguing encounter.
Betway’s Alan Alger, said: “According to reports, Mayweather-McGregor is happening. I can’t remember anything like this ever before, but pricing the fight hasn’t been difficult and we make Floyd Mayweather Jr long odds-on at 1/12. Conor McGregor will have his supporters and the popular Irishman is 6/1 to down Money Mayweather.
“For the betting industry, this could pitch right up there with the Cheltenham Festival, Grand National and the World Cup Final in terms of money wagered and bets placed.”
Betway – Boxing
Fight Winner odds: Floyd Mayweather Jr 1/12 – Draw 33/1 – Conor McGregor 6/1
At 49-0 and with the best pugilists of a generation on his C.V, many believe Mayweather is untouchable by anyone in the world, let alone a fighter without a single professional boxing bout to his name.
It seems McGregor will be relying on his one-punch power to get into the fight, whilst Mayweather’s age and ring rust could also be a small factor for those favouring ‘The Notorious’ for the upset.
Losing UFC bouts won’t have helped McGregor in his quest to be taken seriously, but nobody blames the Irishman for attempting to cash in on his reputation.
Whatever happens, everyone involved will make a handsome paycheck of their own as a Las Vegas showdown looms large on the horizon.