The media tour has continued ahead of their record-breaking bout in Las Vegas on August 26 with both Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor trading insults and predictions. McGregor told viewers: “his little legs, little core, little head, I’m going to knock him out inside four rounds, mark my words”.
The bookies have McGregor to win by knockout priced at best price 13/2. McGregor to win in the first round is 50/1, with rounds 2, 3 and 4 all 40/1. It appears bettors are keen on McGregor’s bold claim as 44% of all round bets have backed the Irishman to win inside 4 rounds.
Mayweather however told McGregor: “I guarantee you’re going out on your face or your back.” Despite not knocking out an opponent since Victor Ortiz in 2011, the former five-weight world champion promised the UFC champion that he’d do just that. Mayweather admitted he was an “old man” but told McGregor he “still had enough” to beat him and even challenged him to bet his whole purse on their fight.
Of all bets on the fight, the most money has been staked on Mayweather to win in round 1 at 33/1, followed by Mayweather to win in rounds 2 and 3, priced at 25/1 and 20/1 respectively. In the last six months, McGregor has accounted for 62% of bets between the pair, but the money has been split almost exactly 50:50. Bettors clearly fancy the value in McGregor, with the confident punters backing Mayweather with bigger stakes.