Sports Report: McGregor draws lion's share of early bets on Mayweather bout

15:01  19 june  2017
15:01  19 june  2017 Source:   theScore

McGregor getting overwhelming amount of bets in Mayweather fight

  McGregor getting overwhelming amount of bets in Mayweather fight Conor McGregor opened as a heavy underdog against Floyd Mayweather Jr after the fight was officially announced on Wednesday, but the odds have taken a big swing in less than 24 hours. According to Las Vegas insider R.J. Bell, the Westgate had Mayweather at -900 to win and McGregor at +600. Those odds changed after more than 90 percent of the early action came in on McGregor. #MayweatherMcGregor November (Westgate) Mayweather -2500 McGregor +1100 Yesterday -900 +600 Today -650 +500 90+% of bets on McGregor! — RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) June 15, 2017 McGregor has never had a professional boxing fight in his life, and Mayweather is a perfect 49-0. It’s hard to imagine many scenarios in which McGregor comes out on top, but a lot of gamblers clearly feel the potential payout makes backing the UFC star worth it. Even if McGregor loses, the amount of money he is expected to make is astronomical.

Share on facebook. Tweet it. The Caesars Palace book reportedly saw 140 of the bout ' s first 144 bets placed on the UFC lightweight champ at a potential Although McGregor currently accounts for 90 percent of the bets at the Westgate, 79 percent of the money has been put on Mayweather .

Related: Mayweather opens as overwhelming favorite for bout vs. McGregor . While many suspect McGregor will cash in his chips and call it a career after Aug. Report : McGregor draws lion ' s share of early bets on Mayweather bout .

Casual betting men continue to put their faith in Conor McGregor.

After "The Notorious" opened as a +700 underdog to a -1100 favorite in Floyd Mayweather earlier this week for their upcoming blockbuster boxing match, an early influx of bets have cut "Money" down to as low as -600 on several sports books, ESPN's David Purdum reports.

The Caesars Palace book reportedly saw 140 of the bout's first 144 bets placed on the UFC lightweight champ at a potential 5-to-1 return, with the bulk of them coming in small amounts.

According to Purdum, the Las Vegas venue has taken more action for McGregor's pro boxing debut over the past two days than it has for Saturday's rematch between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev over the past 30.

White refutes report he's out of Mayweather-McGregor negotiations

  White refutes report he's out of Mayweather-McGregor negotiations Don't remove Dana White from the Mayweather-McGregor equation just yet. The UFC president is denying a report from the Los Angeles Times that stated he is no longer involved in negotiations for a boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. "Let me tell you what, when the LA Times - we live in a world right now where you can't believe anything that you read," White told TMZ Sports. "WhoThe UFC president is denying a report from the Los Angeles Times that stated he is no longer involved in negotiations for a boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

Report : McGregor draws lion ' s share of early bets on Mayweather bout . mma. Boxer who sparred with McGregor gives MMA star 'no chance' of beating Mayweather .

Casual betting men continue to put their faith in Conor McGregor . After "The Notorious" opened as a +700 underdog to a -1100 favorite in Floyd Mayweather earlier this week for their upcoming blockbuster boxing match, an early influx of bets have cut "Money" down to as low as

While casual fans are banking on a major upset, Mayweather continues to draw greater bets, with the Westgate SuperBook and CG Technology taking wagers of $50,000 and $45,000, respectively - the former before the fight was even confirmed. Although McGregor currently accounts for 90 percent of the bets at the Westgate, 79 percent of the money has been put on Mayweather.

  Report: McGregor draws lion's share of early bets on Mayweather bout © Adam Hunger / USA TODAY

As for the odds on the method of victory, the Westgate has Mayweather at 5-9 for a knockout and 2-1 for a win on points, with McGregor at 6-1 for a stoppage and a gaudy 30-1 for a decision.

The fighters meet in a 12-round boxing match on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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McGregor sparring partner: UFC star has no shot vs. Mayweather .
Conor McGregor is being backed by a lot of the early Las Vegas action for his bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr, but one of the UFC star’s former sparring partners says he has no shot at winning the fight. Former IBO welterweight champion Chris van Heerden, who sparred with McGregor in May 2016, told TMZ he was out of shape when he worked out with McGregor and was still able to dominate the Irishman.

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