Different Ways To Bet On McGregor/Mayweather Fight
By now, if you haven’t heard about the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight, you’ve been living under a rock. Or you just don’t care about boxing or UFC. But I’m going to assume that it’s the former, because even if you don’t care you should have at least heard about it by now.
The fight is being called the biggest event of the year, and no one’s saying it more loudly than the fighters themselves. Which is probably why the fight itself isn’t the only thing that has betting odds on it.
McGregor and Mayweather are both known for their antics leading up to their fights. From throwing shade across the table to launching water bottles across a room, no one knows how to get the crowd going at a pre-fight press conference like Conor McGregor. The five foot nine Irishman is not afraid of entering anyone’s personal space while answering questions and has had to be detained from causing a physical confrontation on more than one occasion.
This ability to hype a match and spark conflict at press conferences has inspired oddsmakers to add some pretty fun propositions to the board. In addition to being able to bet on how many rounds a match will go, you can also bet on whether or not the confrontation will get physical at the press conference. Whether that means someone actually throwing a punch or just bumping chests while getting in each other’s faces has yet to be determined. Based on the odds, it looks like the favored answer is no. but the fight and its press tour are still quite a few months away, and Twitter trolling can be done 24/7.
The two fighters are very active on their social media accounts, trading nearly two years’ worth of insults back and forth over various platforms. McGregor even trolled the famed boxer after the fight was officially announced, tweeting out a picture of the boxer’s father and saying “the fight is on”. So what better way to bet on the match than by wagering on how many tweets will be tossed out leading up to the event?
Right now, you can bet on who will have the most tweets. The oddsmakers are favoring McGregor in this, one of the few times you’ll see that statement when reading about McGregor/Mayweather betting odds. Whether they think he’s more likely to take to social media because he’s much younger than Mayweather or because Mayweather’s ability to write words is being seriously doubted is still unclear, however. Betting odds for the total combined tweets in August are also available, with even odds being given the both sides. The line has been set at 40 ½.
The McGregor/Mayweather fight has been scheduled for August 26th, the last Saturday of the month. It will be streamed live via Showtime, and many are expecting it to shatter Pay Per View records. So, of course, there’s a betting line on this, as well. You can wager on the total number of PPV viewers there will be – the line is set at 4.99 million and the over is favored.
There are some, though, who don’t believe the fight will take place at all. Oddsmakers at sports betting sites have produced lines for those who don’t think the fight will take place on its scheduled date. Fortunately for boxing fans, though, the event is pretty heavily favored to happen on August 26th. Regardless of whether you want to wager on the fighters themselves or just want to win some money based on their social media antics, there are plenty of legal betting sites that are ready and willing to accommodate you. Remember to wager responsibly, and enjoy the hype leading up to what is sure to be an incredible spectacle of a fight.
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