Review How To Bet On Boxing When it comes to betting on boxing, the most common lines come down to just picking a boxer to win outright. This style is known as betting on the moneyline, or American odds. In some cases, you can bet on a potential matchup to happen. For example, you can place a bet on Manny Pacquiao to win over Conor McGregor, even though that fight has not been officially announced.
Steve Cunningham, cruiserweight Badou Jack vs. Nathan Cleverly, light heavyweight Gervonta Davis vs. For one, McGregor comes from a sport wherein the hits can be harder and the strategy more taxing, both physically and mentally.
He won't have to worry about dodging a roundhouse kick from or grappling on the ground with Mayweather, as he would if he were in the Octagon with Nate Diaz.
Instead, he can focus solely on what essentially amounts to stand-up striking, which was McGregor's MMA forte anyway. He's undefeated standing up. He's never lost when striking. Nor is McGregor entering the ring without a discernible chin.
He's used to taking punches from thinly gloved fists and bare feet rather than blows from cushioned boxing gloves. That the Nevada State Athletic Commission also unanimously approved to allow this junior middleweight bout to proceed with eight-ounce gloves—rather than the standard of 10 ounces for fights contested at or above pounds—could play into McGregor's favor, however slightly.
More than anything, it's the element of mystery that could afford McGregor an edge. As much as Mayweather can study and probably has studied his latest foe's style in the UFC, he won't know what to expect until the bell rings on Saturday.
If McGregor can dupe and confuse his seasoned opponent just long enough to land a crushing blow or two, he may well pull off the upset of the century.
An untested and potentially undisciplined combatant like McGregor is perfect fodder for a fighter as patient and methodical as Floyd.
Mayweather, who might be the best defensive boxer who ever lived, will be an exceedingly difficult target for McGregor to hit.
The former's quickness is critical, but it's the poisons he presents to a southpaw like McGregor that will make this a particularly dangerous chess match. If McGregor wants to hit Mayweather flush, he may have to lunge around with his left hand, leaving his face and chest exposed to Floyd's blows.
And Mayweather, as an expert in his field, will know full well how to bait a newbie into just such a trap. Even if McGregor doesn't fall for it, he figures to have a difficult time landing enough punches to make headway on the judges' scorecards.
Both fighters have talked a big game about knocking out the other, but Mayweather hasn't notched a KO since his controversial combination against Victor Ortiz in and McGregor Should this battle last all 12 rounds, Mayweather has the clear edge.
And if it doesn't, it'll probably be because Money ended it early.
Here's how Rafael summed it up: "Mayweather is Mayweather hasn't fought in two years. And Mayweather, of Las Vegas, is gambling his perfect record and a brilliant Hall of Fame legacy that could be ruined with one punch from a guy who looks like he barely knows how to throw a proper boxing punch.
If McGregor is the braggadocious tourist playing the slots, laying bets on the roulette wheel and tossing dice at the craps table, Mayweather is the casino itself. The tourist, with a tinge of skill and a hefty helping of luck, has an outside shot at a jackpot.
But in the end, the house always wins. And in this case, that house i. Mayweather looks like he'll win by knockout in the eighth round. Facebook Logo.