Video Surfaces Of Conor McGregor Getting Schooled By Pro Boxer

The sporting world has been a flutter with the news the boxer Floyd Mayweather and UFC fighter Conor McGregor are going to duke it out in a boxing match in Las Vegas on August 26.

Here is a breakdown of McGregor's chances, possible outcomes and what is in it for both the men.

The fight will adhere to boxing rules, not MMA - UFC rules, which obviously favors Mayweather. I mean, he has boxed but never as a boxer if you catch my drift. 40-year old Mayweather, who boasts a flawless 49-0 pro boxing record and is coming out of retirement (again), is still the favorite at -656. And guess what? It's worked. But now it's confirmed, I'm really looking forward to the build-up - the fight itself will be a whitewash from Floyd. The opening line was -1,000 on Mayweather (1/10) and +700 on McGregor (7/1), and that's still where the numbers are today. He has gone up against some of the fastest, most powerful boxers of our time and they haven't touched him.

Either way, Mayweather-McGregor is coming, whether you like it or not, and it will dominate most of the chatter across both boxing and MMA over the coming couple of months.

With the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor finally official, two possibilities quickly emerged Thursday: Oddsmakers and analysts are either greatly underestimating McGregor's chances in the ring or the mixed martial arts champion just might be underestimating the task in front of him. It wasn't until McGregor won the UFC lightweight belt last November, however, that the fantasy started to become a reality.

Many fighters and associated figures from both sports have shown opposition to this contest claiming it has devalued their respected sports. The fight will take place at 154 pounds, much closer to McGregor's preferred fighting weight.

"A lot of bettors like the bigger payout on McGregor, and I think more people like McGregor than Mayweather", Greg Sindall, senior oddsmaker for SportsInteraction, tells Covers. Regardless of the result, it is a massive sporting spectacle that should not be missed under anything but drastic circumstances. "So he'll fight twice this year".

"They can win in MMA fights and also in boxing fights". "So, I [applaud] Conor for getting this fight", she said.

Like Ellerbe, we'll all have to wait to see if this fight is going to be as exciting as its buildup, but one thing is certain: whatever takes place inside the ring will be historic.

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