‘The Irish believe in me’ – Floyd Mayweather reacts to early bookmaker payout

Floyd Mayweather has reacted to the news Irish bookmakers Paddy Power are already paying out on the former pound for pound king beating their own countryman, Conor McGregor.

Paddy Power announced their decision earlier this week and have paid punters who backed Mayweather for victory over the two-weight UFC title holder.

The move came with some shock when first announced and has led to a flood of rivals offering massive odds to new customers for a McGregor win.

Mayweather, despite being 40 years old and on the back of a two-year absence, is being gambled on to score a first (bona-fide) career knockout in a decade.