McGregor vs Mayweather Prediction

The “Fight of the Century” takes place on August 26th in Las Vegas when Floyd Mayweather takes on Conor McGregor. Below we preview the fight and give the latest betting odds and predictions.

Betting Odds: Mayweather vs McGregor

  • Floyd Mayweather – 2/7
  • Conor McGregor – 3/1

Please note betting odds quoted are correct at time of publication and are subject to change. View the latest Mayweather vs McGregor odds

Conor McGregor

Mystic Mac has been teasing the event for nearly a year and now the man from Dublin is set to make $100 million from this fight.

“I am going to knock him out inside four rounds, mark my words.”

McGregor, a professional MMA fighter, has an impressive UFC record and is the reigning Lightweight Champion and former Featherweight Champion.

McGregor is a great striker and has a powerful left hand which has helped him to a number of victories in MMA fights, most notable a 13 second knockout of Jose Aldo in the first round.

Watch the left hook below.

Floyd Mayweather

After retiring in 2015, the multi-divisional boxing world champion was “coaxed” out of retirement to face McGregor in Las Vegas due to the attractive financial incentive. Both men are expected to earn over $100 million for the fight.

“God only made one thing perfect, and that is my boxing record.”

Mayweather has the perfect 49-0 record and is a five division world champion. He is referred to as the best defensive boxer in history as well as one of the most accurate punches in recorded history.

What the Experts Say

“Floyd will stop him. He’s just too good at boxing for McGregor and McGregor is too inexperienced at boxing. He can’t use his other styles.” –  Lennox Lewis

“I feel embarrassed to say this but I’d be very surprised if (McGregor) wins a round.”  – Ricky Hatton

“Conor McGregor is going to look really ridiculous boxing [Floyd Mayweather].” – Mike Tyson

Predictions McGregor vs Mayweather

The boxing world isn’t giving McGregor a chance against Floyd Mayweather. McGregor is a tough competitor but has never boxed professionally and is unlikely to cause any problems against the best defensive boxer in history. Expect a comfortable victory for Mayweather.

Pre Fight Quotes from McGregor

“I am honoured to be here, to give you this spectacle,” McGregor said. “His little legs, his little core, his little head, I am going to knock him out inside four rounds, mark my words.”

“He’s in a track suit,” McGregor told the crowd of more than 11,000 people. “He can’t even afford a suit anymore.”

Pre Fight Quotes from Mayweather

“You line them up and I will knock them down. On August 26, I’m gonna knock this b**** out too.”

“God only made one thing perfect, and that is my boxing record.”

Watch the Fight

Floyd Mayweather jnr versus Conor McGregor – the richest, most-hyped and over-the-top boxing fight in history – will be broadcast live on DStv’s SuperSport 2 and Maximo 1 across Africa in the early hours of Sunday, August 27.

SuperSport will cross to Las Vegas at 3am (CAT) for the action-packed undercard with the main bout expected to start after 5am (CAT).

The entire tournament will be broadcast to DStv Premium subscribers only in High Definition from the T-Mobile Arena.

Rules of the Fight

The fight will be held under boxing rules, so no leg kicks, takedowns, etc. and the pair will wear 8oz gloves.

Referee

The referee that will take control of the “fight of the century” is the experienced Robert Byrd.