23
Mar
2019

Huge Irish money on McGregor to KO Mayweather, but odds shorten on UFC star even making weight

Mayweather v McGregor 23/08/2017

Rounds 1,2,3,4 and 5 have all been cut from 33/1 to 16/1 as Irish support surges for Conor McGregor to shock Floyd Mayweather this weekend.

Betway’s Alan Alger has confirmed huge support for the Irishman, but only in his home country: “The betting on this bout has yet to reach its climax but it’s already one of the most punted on events of the year so far.

“As expected, the Irish continue to back their man McGregor ahead of Saturday’s showdown, and the underdog has also been well-punted in most other areas outside of the UK. McGregor has been well-backed in the last few days to win in the early rounds and we’ve cut each of the first five rounds from 33/1 to 16/1.

“Despite strong support from Ireland, the vast majority of the UK aren’t so keen on McGregor. Brits are siding with Mayweather and we’ve taken plenty of five figure bets for Money to oblige at 2/7.”

Betway – Boxing – Floyd Mayweather Jr – Conor McGregor

Mayweather Jr 2/7
Draw 40/1
McGregor 11/4 

Odds also suggest ‘The Notorious’ may weigh-in above 154lbs limit.
 
Betway’s Alan Alger, said: “Following Mayweather’s comments last night (at the grand arrivals), it’s 2/1 for Conor McGregor to not make the weight at Friday’s weigh-in.
 
“Money indicated his opponent is struggling to make the 154lbs limit, and whilst it’s common knowledge the UFC star loses several pounds during fight week, there’s a suggestion he’s left it too late this time around.
 
“However, McGregor is expected to weigh much more than his opponent on fight night and we’re odds-on at 2/5 for the Irishman to come in heavier at the weigh-in.”
 
Betway – Boxing – Mayweather vs McGregor
 
To come in heavier at weigh-in:
 
McGregor
2/5
Mayweather
5/2
 
To not make the weight:
 
McGregor
2/1
Mayweather
10/1

 

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