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McGregor may find it tough to keep a clear head if begins to find himself being outclassed by the American, who is regarded as one of the finest defensive boxers in the history of the sport.
“He’s a natural UFC fighter,” Yarde told The Independent. “He might get hit off a good shot from Mayweather and, you know, when you are fighting, if you are hit than your senses suddenly come into play.
“His senses are to kick, or to grab someone in a headlock. He might get hit off a right hand and be dizzy, and his natural instinct could come to the fore, which will be to kick.
The fight was confirmed on Wednesday evening, with McGregor tweeting “THE FIGHT IS ON,” moments before Mayweather posted a short promotional video to his Instagram page, along with the caption “It’s official”.
Mayweather was immediately made the overwhelming favourite to win the fight by bookmakers across the world. He boasts a flawless professional record of 49-0, while McGregor has never previously been involved in a boxing match.
Mayweather vs. McGregor, a fight which is currently the talk of the sporting world, will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Before the trash-talking duo lock horns with one another, they will partake in an international press tour to promote the divisive fight.
The first press will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening.
Mayweather has an undefeated professional fight record of 49-0 with 26 knockouts.
He is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters ever, and prides himself on his ability to evade punishment with his skillful movement about the ring while making adjustments against opponents on the fly.Floyd Mayweather Live Stream
That said, what makes those numbers so absurd is that they state McGregor is more more likely to beat Mayweather than many of Money’s past opponents—opponents who were highly accomplished boxers.
Justin Hartling of OddsShark put together a handy table that shows the history of Mayweather’s betting odds and the numbers strongly suggest McGregor is more likely to strip Mayweather’s undefeated title than Marcos Maidana, Miguel Cotto and many others:
A win for 40-year-old Mayweather would move him ahead of former heavyweight great Rocky Marciano, who also retired with a perfect 49-0 career record.
Mayweather retired in 2015 with an unblemished 49-0 professional boxing record.
He is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters ever, and prides himself on his ability to evade punishment with his skillful movement about the ring while making adjustments against opponents on the fly.
A win for Mayweather would move him ahead of former heavyweight great Rocky Marciano, who also retired with a perfect 49-0 career record.
The numbers here, however, suggest McGregor winning would be a surprise—but not really a shocker. Not only that, but it wouldn’t come close to other great upsets such as Buster Douglas (a 42-1 underdog) defeating Mike Tyson or Holly Holm (who was +450 at the time of the fight) knocking out Ronda Rousey.
Of course, a shift in the betting lines wasn’t unexpected. With the initial -2,250 line on Mayweather, a bet of $100 would have yielded just a $4 return. It’s tough to lure people off the couch with that sort of return.
There is talk that Mayweather vs. McGregor could approach the 4.6 million PPV buys garnered by Mayweather vs. Pacquiao on the sheer force of star power and promotion. Mayweather and McGregor will embark on a media world tour this week — beginning Tuesday in Los Angeles and then going to Toronto, New York and London.
The actual fight between Mayweather, who is 49-0 as a boxer, and McGregor will go down Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.