When Is Bovado Betting Closed for Mayweather Fight?

The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is approaching and the question on everyone’s lips is: when is the betting closed? The bookmakers in Spain seem to think they know the answer. (1)

Last year, both fighters had their fights in May and the bookmakers opened the betting for all of them at the same time. Since then, Mayweather’s fights have been fixed on the 1st and 18th, while those of McGregor have had fixed odds all year. (2)

This time around, Mayweather will be fighting in Las Vegas on the 14th and McGregor will be defending his UFC championship on the 20th. (3)

It’s no secret that the sportsbooks love a bit of a stacked card and, in this case, they seem to be spot on. The odds on McGregor winning have shortened and he’s now been cut to +450 and Mayweather to -450. (4)

Mayweather v McGregor could be the biggest fight in decades and, at the very least, it’s going to be the biggest fight in the history of boxing. (5)

The excitement is already building and, as usual, the bookmakers are struggling to keep up with the demand. Bovado, one of the largest online betting houses in the world, had to close their betting at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thursday so that they could take the time to process all of the bets that had been placed. (6)

Now that the books are open again, hopefully, the excitement surrounding this fight will inspire more people to place bets. It’s time to prove to the world that you’re more than a fan of one of the biggest events of the year and you want to be able to enjoy the ride. (7)

The most popular bets for Mayweather v McGregor are as follows:

  • Over/Under: Under 2.5 stars
  • Total Wins: Mayweather
  • Total Wins: McGregor
  • Knockout/Technical Knockout: Even
  • Decision: No Decision
  • Time of Day: Morning
  • Weather: Clear / No Rain
  • Quality of Comp?: Best

For complete information on the Mayweather vs. McGregor bout, please visit www.mayweathervmcgregor.com. (8)