Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
In the three days since Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. officially agreed to a boxing match on Aug. 26, bettors have been putting their money on the UFC lightweight champion.
Per ESPN’s David Purdum, odds for Mayweather have dropped from minus-1,100 to minus-600 because “books were flooded by small bets on McGregor.”
While McGregor is drawing more of the betting action by volume, Purdum did note the heaviest-money bets were coming in for Mayweather.
“The bets on Mayweather, however few and far between, have typically been larger than the bets on McGregor,” he wrote. “The Westgate SuperBook took a $ 50,000 bet on Mayweather on May 30, two weeks before the fight was made official, and CG Technology took a $ 45,000 bet on Mayweather on Thursday.”
OddsShark lists McGregor as the underdog with 4-1 odds. This will mark his first-ever boxing match after spending his entire professional career, dating back to 2008, in mixed martial arts