As Mayweather and McGregor readied to face each other at a weigh-in later on Friday, Las Vegas bookmakers were reporting a surge in betting on Saturday's cross-combat sports showdown at the T-Mobile Arena.
"I think it's good for boxing". And as many as 50 million people in the USA could watch it unfold on pay-per-view. "I put in the work as everyone can tell". McGregor crossed over from MMA, and stands to make more money than ever before in his career.
Though the bout is not for any real championship, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman revealed in a press conference that the fighters will be vying for the "Money Belt".
@ringmagazine: Get full coverage from the venerable Ring Magazine, the Bible of Boxing. Every time there is a major fight like this we see illegal live streams pop up, but you Showtime is ferocious about shutting them down. Pending how long these fights last, the Mayweather-McGregor Fight should begin around 9 p.m. He followed up that article this week with 10 ways to bet Saturday night's fight, taking advantage of the many proposition wagers available by the likes of Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, BetOnline Sports and Bovada Sportsbook. Either way, Mayweather will be in charge in a fight that will have a lot of people feeling buyer's remorse Sunday morning.
No doubt Irish fans will make their voices heard, having descended en masse to cheer on the UFC lightweight champion. Even if Mayweather finds himself in some sort of trouble he's shown the ability to adjust in the ring with anything anyone has ever tried against him.
So, Foxtel has come to reminding fans that "there is an unprecedented level of demand around this bout, and encourages subscribers to order soon to get in on this must-see match of the year".
McGregor amplified his boasts this week, calling Mayweather "a broken man" and vowing to finish him within two rounds. Perhaps that is reason enough to consider earnestly the question at the heart of those bets: How, exactly, could Floyd Mayweather lose?
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Haas said a bunch of friends will come over to his place to watch and they'll bring beers or snacks or throw him a few dollars to offset the expense.
"My friend called me and said 'Floyd, do you want me to go to camp?' I said absolutely". In M.M.A., the fighters wear small, four-ounce fingerless gloves, to help them grapple.