After a year of speculation, after the back and forth — the fight is happening, the fight isn’t happening, I want this much money, you want that much money, fake fight posters and tons of trash talk — it’s official.
It’s a real thing now … it’s happening.
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will compete in a boxing fight on August 26 in Las Vegas.
Rick DiPietro, Chris Canty and Alan Hahn have a pretty fiery discussion about why Floyd Mayweather would even take the fight against Conor McGregor.
The earliest betting odds saw McGregor as a 7/1 underdog (a $100 bet wins you $700), with Mayweather at -1100 (you’d need to bet $1100 to win $100). Logical, since this fight will be contested under boxing rules. Mayweather is an undefeated boxer (49-0, 26 KOs) and McGregor is an MMA fighter (21-3, 18 KOs), with boxing only a part of his repertoire that he practices to prepare for the Octagon.
With odds so lopsided, someone might think this fight won’t be interesting at all. To think that would be a big mistake.
Here are five reasons why: