Mayweather agrees to fight McGregor

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Posted: 3/11/2017 1:54:28 PM

Right now Mayweather is -1000

Conor is+650

If it's only boxing in an official boxing match, I wouldn't bet Conor at +650 or even +650,000.

Vegas will find the suckers to do so though.

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Posted: 3/11/2017 2:54:24 PM
wow...


interesting


The story that will never die reared its ugly head again on Saturday, when Floyd Mayweather announced in England that he is coming out of retirement.

This, of course, is massive news for boxing, given that Mayweather is the greatest boxer of his era and one of the best of all-time. And, being the showman he is, he played it for all it’s worth.

“Everybody get your phone out,” Mayweather says. “Post this to the internet as soon as possible.”

But he’s not coming out to face unified welterweight champion Keith Thurman. Or rising prospect Errol Spence. Or even a super welterweight fight with Canelo Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin.

No, Mayweather has set his sights, yet again, on UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.



not going to pay to see it. since its going to be ZZZZZ

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Posted: 3/11/2017 4:20:17 PM
I'm in for 7 million on Floyd -1000.
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Posted: 3/11/2017 6:03:02 PM
If you are going to bet McGregor, you may as well bet him to win by knockout.  If he wins (which he won't) there is no chance IMO he could win a decision.  If he is +650 to win, he is probably going to be +640 to win by KO.
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Posted: 3/11/2017 6:06:42 PM
My bet is







...................it never happens
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Posted: 3/11/2017 7:03:29 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by The Hawk:

My bet is







...................it never happens


Oh..It will happen...Too much $$$ at stake. It has $300 Million+ gross written all over it if they market and sell it correctly.   Minimum 3 Million PPV buys $80 a pop PPV = $240 million.  Boxing & UFC side brings in minimum 1 million PPV buys+ each.  Then you have the casual fan another 1 million buys.  PPV takes half so that leaves $140Million. Then you have endorsements/advertising/TV Rights(Showtime)..Live Gate..Closed Circuit PPV...another $50 - $75+ Million.  After expenses they have close to $175 Million to split between the 2 sides. 

I honestly believe Floyd is burning through his $$ and needs another big payday with out the risk. He needs McGregor more than McGregor needs him If I were Floyd...I would guarantee the UFC/McGregor $75Million+ PPV points for every buy it exceeds 3 Million PPV buys. UFC gets $25Million and McGregor $50Million minimum.
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Posted: 3/11/2017 7:50:01 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by davemsh:


I honestly believe Floyd is burning through his $$ and needs another big payday with out the risk.


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Posted: 3/11/2017 8:11:31 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by davemsh:



Oh..It will happen...Too much $$$ at stake. It has $300 Million+ gross written all over it if they market and sell it correctly.   Minimum 3 Million PPV buys $80 a pop PPV = $240 million.  Boxing & UFC side brings in minimum 1 million PPV buys+ each.  Then you have the casual fan another 1 million buys.  PPV takes half so that leaves $140Million. Then you have endorsements/advertising/TV Rights(Showtime)..Live Gate..Closed Circuit PPV...another $50 - $75+ Million.  After expenses they have close to $175 Million to split between the 2 sides. 

I honestly believe Floyd is burning through his $$ and needs another big payday with out the risk. He needs McGregor more than McGregor needs him If I were Floyd...I would guarantee the UFC/McGregor $75Million+ PPV points for every buy it exceeds 3 Million PPV buys. UFC gets $25Million and McGregor $50Million minimum.

I think there would be way too much arguing/red tape between the business sides involved.   Cross-sport promoting isn't easy with everyone wanting to get their cut all the way down to which Buffer brother is the in-ring announcer
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Posted: 3/11/2017 8:19:31 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by BWS77:


I think there would be way too much arguing/red tape between the business sides involved.   Cross-sport promoting isn't easy with everyone wanting to get their cut all the way down to which Buffer brother is the in-ring announcer

On a $100 million dollar fight..most likely.  The money on this fight is too great.  Both buffer's will be ring announcers similar to the Mayweather/Pacman fight where they had 2 announcers.   However Mayweather needs to lower is expectations on the $$ he makes.  He would be a fool not to do this fight even if he makes only $75 million.  McGregror can balk and say I will just fight Diaz again and make $15 million.  Who is Mayweather going to fight in Boxing that is a draw and without risk to his 50-0 record.  His last PPV did only 300K buys and Showtime lost big $$$.
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Posted: 3/12/2017 11:27:49 AM
I wouldn't even stream this for free over the internet. Mayweather is not GOAT, not even close. Not sure why people pay to watch him dance around the ring playing keep-away the whole time with the occasional counter-punch.
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Posted: 3/12/2017 12:57:24 PM
Too bad it wasn't in the octagon.  Mcgregor would kill him.  But  he has no chance in the  boxing ring.  
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Posted: 3/12/2017 1:37:18 PM

Well.....no self respecting "capper" will say this in fear of being embarrassed, but I am not a "capper", I gamble.

Here is why McGregor brings more to the table than you think:

1) Knockout power. Nasty left hand.

2) Unconventional fighter. There is NO tape for Floyd to study....who knows how he will box.

3) McGregor has a serious chin. Watch the Diaz fight.....there is no way Floyd can KO him, even if he wants to.

4)McGregor has the cardio. 12 rounds with no grappling/kicks will be a breeze.

4) The betting gate. EVERY wiseguy, capper or sharp will sink the mortgage on a guaranteed payout.

5) If lightning strikes, the world is placed on its head. McGregor/Mayweather II, in Dublin, would be the biggest gate of all time....that is right....all time. They would sell out a soccer stadium and world PPV would be in the BILLIONS.

6) Floyd is getting old....like it or not, Pac-man had some success hitting him early in the fight, and that was with a torn rotator cuff IF Mcgregor hits him, lights out at his age.

Now I get it......if you aint a world class boxer you wont even smell Floyd in the ring. But guess what?.....even world class boxers cant touch him. An unconventional fighter has the best chance of creating an angle that he can't prepare for......

There is no way I would bet on Mayweather at those odds......if something is unprecedented, who knows how it will work out???

If Conner cuts off the ring, throws some bombs he has a shot...he knows Floyd cannot hurt him.....he will walk right in and throw. A knockout here is possible....

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Posted: 3/12/2017 4:08:04 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bigvern1013:

Well.....no self respecting "capper" will say this in fear of being embarrassed, but I am not a "capper", I gamble.

Here is why McGregor brings more to the table than you think:

1) Knockout power. Nasty left hand.

2) Unconventional fighter. There is NO tape for Floyd to study....who knows how he will box.

3) McGregor has a serious chin. Watch the Diaz fight.....there is no way Floyd can KO him, even if he wants to.

4)McGregor has the cardio. 12 rounds with no grappling/kicks will be a breeze.

4) The betting gate. EVERY wiseguy, capper or sharp will sink the mortgage on a guaranteed payout.

5) If lightning strikes, the world is placed on its head. McGregor/Mayweather II, in Dublin, would be the biggest gate of all time....that is right....all time. They would sell out a soccer stadium and world PPV would be in the BILLIONS.

6) Floyd is getting old....like it or not, Pac-man had some success hitting him early in the fight, and that was with a torn rotator cuff IF Mcgregor hits him, lights out at his age.

Now I get it......if you aint a world class boxer you wont even smell Floyd in the ring. But guess what?.....even world class boxers cant touch him. An unconventional fighter has the best chance of creating an angle that he can't prepare for......

There is no way I would bet on Mayweather at those odds......if something is unprecedented, who knows how it will work out???

If Conner cuts off the ring, throws some bombs he has a shot...he knows Floyd cannot hurt him.....he will walk right in and throw. A knockout here is possible....


This might be the funniest thing I've read in 2017. Floyd wins this EASY 100 out of 100 times.
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Posted: 3/12/2017 5:01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by TwoLegParlay:


This might be the funniest thing I've read in 2017. Floyd wins this EASY 100 out of 100 times.

Then I suggest that you wager every dime you can beg, borrow, and steal on Mayweather.

And when you are sitting on the edge of your seat, waiting for the judges' decision on a fight that turned out to be "closer than expected".......watching Floyd talk trash, mouse under the right eye, trickle of blood from the nose and noticeably fatigued for the first time in his career, you may begin to understand the actual risk you took.

Exposure is exposure...fire away at that -1000 with vigor...after all, it is a lock.

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Posted: 3/12/2017 5:22:59 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bigvern1013:

Then I suggest that you wager every dime you can beg, borrow, and steal on Mayweather.

And when you are sitting on the edge of your seat, waiting for the judges' decision on a fight that turned out to be "closer than expected".......watching Floyd talk trash, mouse under the right eye, trickle of blood from the nose and noticeably fatigued for the first time in his career, you may begin to understand the actual risk you took.

Exposure is exposure...fire away at that -1000 with vigor...after all, it is a lock.

 

 12 rounds of boxing is a lot harder tha 5 rounds in the octagon when you are taking body shots and getting hit by big shots in the face. Also Mcgregor will have to cut huge weight to make 155.   Floyd barely cuts weight if any.  The best bet would bet Floyd by stoppage or knockout or fight lasting under 9 rounds 
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Posted: 3/12/2017 7:43:23 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bigvern1013:

Then I suggest that you wager every dime you can beg, borrow, and steal on Mayweather.

And when you are sitting on the edge of your seat, waiting for the judges' decision on a fight that turned out to be "closer than expected".......watching Floyd talk trash, mouse under the right eye, trickle of blood from the nose and noticeably fatigued for the first time in his career, you may begin to understand the actual risk you took.

Exposure is exposure...fire away at that -1000 with vigor...after all, it is a lock.

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Posted: 3/13/2017 9:29:48 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by davemsh:

 

 12 rounds of boxing is a lot harder tha 5 rounds in the octagon when you are taking body shots and getting hit by big shots in the face. Also Mcgregor will have to cut huge weight to make 155.   Floyd barely cuts weight if any.  The best bet would bet Floyd by stoppage or knockout or fight lasting under 9 rounds 

You have a great point with the weight cut, and I respect the under 9 round call w/ stoppage or KO. The odds will favor a Floyd win by decision.  

However, I disagree that 12 3 min rounds is tougher than 5 5's with grappling. It often looks like the grapplers are resting...but the constant leaning and weight on the body is a bear. In boxing, you see these guys take rounds off all the time. 

Out of 12 rounds, Connor will pace for 5 of them.....I think his cardio will be just fine.
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Posted: 3/13/2017 9:38:23 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by TwoLegParlay:

Clueless

I hate to break it to you, but everyone on the planet knows McGregor will have major problems hitting Floyd. Even you "know" this....

Justify betting the mortgage on Mayweather at -1000 with something other than a blanket statement of "he wins 100/100 times." I lay -185 that you can't. 

You realize that a $20 wager at -1000 odds pays out a whopping $2. You are going to have to break the piggy bank for this one.....of course you do have "parlay" in your name....Good luck with that. 

 
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Posted: 3/13/2017 11:44:01 AM

Floyd couldn't KO a flea on my mother's a$$

I hope he gets punished and his money bag disappears

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Posted: 3/13/2017 2:14:04 PM
You didn't believe in Trump, just give Conor a chance ;)
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Posted: 3/14/2017 11:55:15 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by bigvern1013:

Well.....no self respecting "capper" will say this in fear of being embarrassed, but I am not a "capper", I gamble.

Here is why McGregor brings more to the table than you think:

1) Knockout power. Nasty left hand.

2) Unconventional fighter. There is NO tape for Floyd to study....who knows how he will box.

3) McGregor has a serious chin. Watch the Diaz fight.....there is no way Floyd can KO him, even if he wants to.

4)McGregor has the cardio. 12 rounds with no grappling/kicks will be a breeze.

4) The betting gate. EVERY wiseguy, capper or sharp will sink the mortgage on a guaranteed payout.

5) If lightning strikes, the world is placed on its head. McGregor/Mayweather II, in Dublin, would be the biggest gate of all time....that is right....all time. They would sell out a soccer stadium and world PPV would be in the BILLIONS.

6) Floyd is getting old....like it or not, Pac-man had some success hitting him early in the fight, and that was with a torn rotator cuff IF Mcgregor hits him, lights out at his age.

Now I get it......if you aint a world class boxer you wont even smell Floyd in the ring. But guess what?.....even world class boxers cant touch him. An unconventional fighter has the best chance of creating an angle that he can't prepare for......

There is no way I would bet on Mayweather at those odds......if something is unprecedented, who knows how it will work out???

If Conner cuts off the ring, throws some bombs he has a shot...he knows Floyd cannot hurt him.....he will walk right in and throw. A knockout here is possible....

The only thing I agree with McGregor has a chin.

Vern,

Conor winning wouldn't be a Tyson v. Douglass type of upset.

This would be along the lines of Betty White knocking out Lennox Lewis.

It's not going to happen. And now Conor will have to pay up in the ring while making a fortune outside of it.

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Posted: 3/14/2017 11:31:56 PM
So many people think Mayweather is overrated without knockout power and while that may be true I see him as the smartest guy in the history of sports. Why get hit when you don't have to..? He is a master craftsmen inside the ring.
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Posted: 3/15/2017 12:03:19 AM
you'll never see a better fighter guys. 

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Posted: 3/17/2017 1:44:04 AM
A good comparison of what  Mcgregor could possibly be in the ring is Canelo Alvarez. From a size standpoint it's a good comparison. However, I can't see how Mcgregor can be be as good of a fighter boxing wise and not even Canelo could touch Floyd.    
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