24
Sep
2019

Mayweather favored to be next McGregor opponent, Malignaggi, GGG, Canelo, Khan outsiders

Mayweather v McGregor 24/08/2017

📸 Esther Lin

A money-spinning rematch with Floyd Mayweather remains a possibility for Conor McGregor ahead of his defining night this weekend.
Addressing the chances, Betway’s Alan Alger said: “There may be no rematch clause, but it’s hard to imagine Mayweather not accepting a second fight with McGregor if the Irishman pulls off an upset on Saturday night.   
 
“Mayweather has also dropped hints of stepping into the Octagon to fight McGregor, and we’re 5/2 for the Irishman to face off against Money for a second time in his next fight.
 
“A trilogy fight against old enemy Nate Diaz could be on the cards at 7/2, whilst Notorious is unlikely to entertain a bout with former sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi at 12/1.
 
Betway – Boxing – Mayweather vs McGregor
 
Conor McGregor next fight:
 
Floyd Mayweather Jr
5/2
Nate Diaz
7/2
Tony Ferguson
7/2
Kevin Lee
11/2
Khabib Nurmagomedov
5/1
Paulie Malignaggi
12/1
Gennady Golovkin
20/1
Jose Aldo
40/1
Saul Alvarez
40/1
Amir Khan
 

 

Trends show 8 in 10 customers over 30 favouring Money 

Alger said: “Saturday’s fight continues to exceed betting expectations and despite the odds of a McGregor upset shortening dramatically in recent weeks, it’s the older demographic that have stayed true to Mayweather in the build-up.
 
“The American continues to attract the interest of our elder customers in fight week, with punters over 30 refusing to overlook experience and buy into the hype of an Irish victory in Vegas on Saturday night.  
 
“In contrast, Conor McGregor has become somewhat of a cult hero among the youth in recent years, and it comes as no surprise they continue to side with their man in the build-up to Saturday’s blockbuster showdown.   
 
Boxing – Mayweather vs McGregor – Betting Trends
 
Customers over 30:
 
Mayweather
80%
McGregor
20%
 
Customers over 30 backing Mayweather by region:
 
London
85%
South West
85%
Midlands
82%
Wales
80%
South East
80%
North East
75%
Scotland
70%
Northern Ireland
60%
Republic of Ireland 
50%
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