How Much Money Would You Make Betting on McGregor vs Mayweather?

It’s been a long time coming but finally, boxing and MMA have settled on a fight that many consider to be the best of all time. The matchup will be between two-time World Champ Conor McGregor and four-time World Champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. The date for the bout is set and will take place at the end of May 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight will be a 12-round bout for the UFC (Mixed Martial Arts) featherweight championship. 

Betting Odds For The Main Event

The odds for McGregor are currently listed as 6.8 to 1 which translates to a potential return of $100 on a $1 bet. This may not seem like very good odds but keep in mind that McGregor is a generational talent and has never been past the distance of a boxing round in his entire career. In fact, he’s never even been to a fight past two rounds in his entire career!

Mayweather is the other side of the coin and the odds makers have him listed at 3.8 to 1 which means a potential $50 return on a $1 wager. One can argue that Mayweather is the greatest boxer of all time and if one considers his stats, he’s clearly the superior boxer of the two. However, Mayweather hasn’t boxed since 2015 and has taken on opponents with limited reach. If anything, this bodes well for McGregor as he has the advantage of being able to box and use his reach to his advantage.

What Will The Fans Experience?

This is one of the big questions heading into the fight as both are considered huge draws. McGregor has definitely established himself as the biggest draw in the sport with his unprecedented social media reach while Mayweather continues to be one of the most recognizable faces in all of sports. There’s also the issue of TV coverage as well which will be interesting to watch play out. If history is any indication, the fight will be a sold-out event regardless of what seat you find yourself in.

The fact that it’s taken this long for the two biggest stars in their sport to finally settle on a big-money fight is a testament to just how much this sport has grown in popularity in recent years. Not only do fans have a massive interest in seeing this fight play out but so do the bookies because this is a fight they’ve been waiting for. The appetite for this fight across sportsbooks is unprecedented as evidenced by the massive action that has sprung up in the online sports betting world. For a sport that has been around for hundreds of years, boxing has certainly come a long way and it will be interesting to see how much further it can go.