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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor: the most expected fight of 2017

2 January 2019

We were not really shocked when we heard Mayweather has deserted his retirement to grace the ring in the combative company of Irish McGregor. For one thing we know the aroma of the ring still calls to Mayweather and the feel of his gloves makes his palms feel at home.

You would be mistaken if you think that the scorching fighter side of Mayweather has been doused in the pools of affluence and lavishness he regularly shows us. And would you blame Mayweather if he uppercuts his retirement to storm his spiritual home: the boxing ring? The money Mayweather and Mcgregor are fighting up could even tempt the Pope to climb the ring for a fight? That type of money that gets you driving a bullion van to a bar!

The match will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The world has been drooling in eager anticipation of this boxing thunderbolt slated for August 26. If the world had looked forward to the second coming of Jesus this much, there will be no need for the police in our communities! It is the big fight you know. The blinding beams of international spotlight are shining heavily on this fixture.

Mayweather enters the fight with a record of 49 matches unbeaten, coming against Mcgregor the fierce Irish MMA fighter. The match will be contested at 154 lbs with 10 oz gloves. Both fighters have reputation handsomer than their faces. But both their faces and their reputations stand in line to be blessed with some fiery punches.

Bet365 match odds:

Floyd Mayweather – 1/6

Conor McGregor – 4/1

The buildup to the fight has been a tempest. Who is going to win between Mayweather and Mcgregor? Heads are raging, and bookmakers are staying up late in their study tables to rack up the odds for the match. It is going to be one of the most lucrative matches we have had so far.

Taking a critical look at this match, Mayweather looks set to trump Mcgregor. If this was an MMA fight, Mayweather should be writing his will by now as Mcgrgor will make pizza of his face. But this is boxing! Boxing that is quite some kilometers off the rules of engagement in an MMA fight. Mayweather has been in the ring since six, Mcgregor may be stepping into the ring for the first time professionally. This makes the tactical difference between both parties as deep as the love between Arsene Wenger and Arsenal. But just like the Brexit and Trump’s elections victory, allow for the element of shock when you place your bets.

When Mcgregor was much younger, he was all-Ireland boxing champion. And we know MMA fighters are built with vehement resilience. Thus we see him going to the tail end of the rounds swallowing Maweather’s notorious counterpunching style tolerantly. And you know Mcgregor got a loyal army of Irish fans behind him. The fight would almost be prosecuted with a patriotic fervency, with every punch he unleashes on Mayweather expected to be as heavy as the hope of all the Irish people.

Mayweather knows he is not going to an Ibiza holiday in a fight with Mcgregor, he knows he is risking his unbeaten reputation. Extracting his first official statement since the fight was confirmed:

“McGregor is a tough competitor. People all around the world demanded this fight so I had to give them what they wanted to see,” Mayweather told BSOTV. “They asked for this fight. I was in retirement, but they wanted me back and I’m back.”

Thus this is no easy match. Very contrary to what you readily see on the surface, THERE ARE NO CLEAR FAVORITES!

Method of Result (William Hill odds):

Floyd Mayweather Jr By KO TKO or DQ – 8/11

Floyd Mayweather Jr By Decision or Technical Decision – 13/8

Conor McGregor By KO TKO or DQ – 5/1

Conor McGregor By Decision or Technical Decision – 33/1