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MAYWEATHER-MCGREGOR FIGHT: SATURDAY NIGHT
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Posted by Drew Martin
Replies: 4

Think it is necessary to have this thread. Any comments, betting action, thoughts, bets, places to watch ect.. Feel free to post here:



Reply by Drew Martin

What theyre saying about the Mayweather-McGregor fight:

Vasyl Lomachenko, WBO junior lightweight champion:
I dont take this fight seriously. I take it more of a show. Its more of a theater for me than an actual fight.

Conor McGregor, UFC star:
Ive been lacing up the gloves my whole life. People talk like Im a day one novice or something. Im a multiple-weight world champion in multiple organizations. Ive been lacing up the gloves my entire existence. Of course, we will come with a different approach than people are used to. We will paint many pictures inside the ring. Thats it.

Floyd Mayweather Jr., Five-weight world boxing champion:
What Im saying is this: On paper, we know hes taller. We know he has a longer reach. We know youth is on his side, OK? And I guess everybody is saying power is on his side. But Im saying IQ is on my side, experience is on my side, and I think just fighting knowledge is on my side.

Bob Arum, Top Rank promoter:
I dont know how it turns out, but you dont put a guy who has no boxing experience in with a guy who is considered to be the best fighter of the era. We dont do that. Let him fight a four-round fight first and see. The kids at my gym would knock the hell out of (McGregor).

https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/boxing/what-theyre-sayi ng-about-the-mayweather-mcgregor-fight/

Reply by redmon

Playing the prop:

Floyd wins between rounds 1-8 -105

Reply by Drew Martin

Betting the McGregor/ Mayweather fight Over 5 million Pay-Per-View Buys at BetOnline

Reasons why:

S & P and FTSE at or near all time highs

Bitcoin skyrocketing

A low artificial ceiling due to most purchased PPV buys sitting at 4.6 for Mayweather Pacquiao (Over 2 years ago)

Cross Sport Fan bases

Good weather forecasted in more affluent high population areas of the world for Saturday

Technology has helped immensely past couple years making it easier for consumer to buy/ watch via mobile app.

Showtime is making a huge push against illegal buys outside of USA. (Costa Rica usually has UFC/ Boxing matches for free, word on the street is not this time)

Available in 200+ Countries

Future/Prop
Mobile - .Mayweather/McGregor Props - Entertainment Props - Total Pay-Per-View Buys - Over +5 Million -170
BetOnline

Reply by Drew Martin

What if McGregor wins?

Piece on ESPN Chalk:

Some old-school bookmakers, guys who have seen sports betting in Las Vegas evolve over the past 40 years, weren't super fired up when the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight was made official in June.

With Mayweather such a heavy favorite, they weren't convinced that the fight would generate that much betting interest. Two months later, they're starting to realize they were wrong.

"Of all the big events I have booked, all the whales I have dealt with, liability on this fight will be greater than any event in my 38-year career," one veteran Las Vegas bookmaker told ESPN.

A lot has changed over the past four decades. In 1987, bets totaled $1.3 billion at Nevada sportsbooks. This year, the books are on pace to handle more than $5 billion. So naturally, since more money is being bet, the biggest decisions the books face are also growing to unprecedented amounts.

Mayweather-McGregor is the perfect example.

"On a boxing match, I think it will be [the biggest decision we've had at our books]," said Ed Malinowski, sportsbook director at the Stratosphere hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

...........
Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield

Date: Nov. 19, 1996

It was the beginning of the end of Tyson's domination of the heavyweight division, and bookmakers weren't ready for it. Tyson opened as a -2500 favorite over Holyfield at MGM's sportsbook. Richie Baccellieri was running the book at Caesars Palace and decided to make the price a little shorter. The first big bet they took on Tyson was $68,000 at -1700 to win $4,000.

National championship game, Clemson Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

............
Date: Jan. 9, 2017

Clemson's last-second touchdown to beat Alabama in last season's title-game thriller delivered multiple Nevada sportsbooks their worst loss ever on a college football game. William Hill reported that Clemson's 35-31 win cost the book a "seven-figure" loss.

...............
Holly Holm vs. Ronda Rousey

Date: Nov. 14, 2015

The Stratosphere sportsbook had enjoyed a very profitable college football Saturday, but it was all gone when Holm knocked out the heavily-favored Rousey in the second round.

..................
1991 World Series, Minnesota Twins vs. Atlanta Braves

The Twins and Braves, a pair of last-place teams the previous season, had sportsbooks in a million dollars by the time they reached the 1991 World Series.

The Twins finished 14 games under .500 the season before, and the Braves had lost 97 games. They were the dregs of baseball with World Series odds reflective of that. To start the season, the Twins and Braves had odds as high as 200-1 and 300-1 at some books.

http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/20437792/gambling-conor -mcgregor-wins-here-four-other-s-las-vegas-bookmakers-taken- big-losses

 
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