"Floyd's and Conor's motivation is clear. I estimate that this fight might be the biggest single decision for us of any single event ever", said Kevin Bradley, who is the sportsbook manager at Bovada. "Again, me personally, I can't go nowhere without everybody asking me the same damn thing and it's about is Floyd gonna fight Conor McGregor", said Ellerbe.
When Mayweather steps into the ring against the UFC fighter in Las Vegas on August 26, he looks certain to shatter his previous best of 4.6million pay-per-view purchases. The fight will take place inside a boxing ring and will be promoted by Mayweather's own firm. He also earned a record $250 million for his fight against Manny Pacquiao two years ago.
"There is a different feel from the Pacquiao fight".
McGregor is an excellent and unsafe MMA fighter. No one will give McGregor much of a chance in this fight, as he's a +700 underdog to Mayweather (-1100) at Vegas sportsbooks.
But Ed Picson, executive director of the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines maintains that "if McGregor can raise his level of boxing competency near that of Mayweather, then perhaps it might be worth watching".
"All sides involved are pretty happy with their deals". "Nobody is bummed out". This fight will be a standard 12 round boxing match which will be contested at 154 pounds.
Now that this boxing match is official, the odds have begun to settle and become somewhat less lopsided.
INEXPERIENCED Despite having little or no boxing experience, White insists his MMA client McGregor is confident of victory. He's a two weight champion in the UFC, he's broken UFC PPV records, and now he's fighting the best boxer in our generation in Floyd.
Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports, which will be responsible for distributing pay-per-view packages, stated that this event is much bigger than anyone thinks, and that he believes this will be something unforgettable. This is a fight that will be filled with casual fans of the sport (both boxing and MMA). "There is nothing to compare it against".
So, this fight is going to happen.
Critics have branded the crossover bout a money-making circus.
But Mayweather is not the sport of boxing. That's the first thing to consider when all the talk begins about what a devastating puncher McGregor is.
In his last fight, McGregor won the lightweight title from Alvarez in November 2015 in UFC's first Madison Square Garden card. And the lady had to be probably like 60 years old.