We're still a month away from the FLOYD MAYWEATHER / CONOR MCGREGOR fight on August 26th in Vegas . . . but an online sportsbook has the latest odds and prop bets. Here are the highlights:
1. Mayweather is still the odds-on favorite to win, which makes sense because McGregor is coming to HIS sport to fight him. This is a boxing match, not an MMA fight. Mayweather's odds are at 1-to-5, McGregor's are 7-to-2.
That basically means that Mayweather's odds of winning are 83.3%, and that a person would have to bet $500 on Mayweather to win $100. But if you want to bet on the underdog, a $100 bet on McGregor would return $350.
2. The over-under on pay-per-view buys is 4.99 million. If that happens, it would shatter the record of 4.6 million set by Mayweather's fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2015. Which didn't end up being the best investment.
3. The odds of McGregor throwing a KICK during the fight are 11-to-1, which translates to just 8.33%. In order for 'yes' to count, he must be deducted a point or disqualified for kicking.
4. The odds that Mayweather will be knocked down or out are at 7-to-2, or 22%. The odds of McGregor being knocked down or out are at 1-to-3, or 75%.
5. The odds of the fight going the distance are at 8-to-5, or 38.5%. And one over-under on the total rounds is set at 9.5, with under being the favorite. You'd have to bet $175 to win $100 on 'under.'
6. Odds-makers expect Mayweather to WIN by going the distance, as that has the shortest odds of all outcomes (5-to-2).
For McGregor to WIN, they either expect an early knockout (9-to-1, to earn a knockout in the first three rounds) . . . or to win on points (10-to-1, with much higher odds on the fight ending in the later rounds).
(If you're really into this sort of thing, you can find all the odds at Bovada.lv. Obviously, the numbers will fluctuate leading up to the fight.)
(Sadly, there aren't any of those fun 'prop' bets like how you can bet on the color of the Gatorade poured on the winning coach after the Super Bowl.)
(They could've done things like: What will be the first body part to bleed . . . or will McGregor make an 'I'm totally in over my head'-face within the first three rounds?)