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Floyd Mayweather opens as major betting favorite against Conor McGregor

But, “Notorious” faithful are closing the gap ...

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Shane Mosley Weigh-In Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images

The confirmation of an epic pay-per-view (PPV) showdown between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor has sent the combat sports world into a tizzy ... but the bookies were prepared.

The fine folks at Bovada opened bidding with Mayweather as a -2250 favorite, a line almost unheard-of in mixed martial arts (MMA), but about par for the course for perceived mismatches in boxing. “Notorious,” meanwhile, sat at +950. Despite the uphill battle before him, however, McGregor’s supporters quickly pushed him back to +500, with “Money” currently sitting at -800.

Obviously, there’s still two months of nonsense to wade through before they hook ‘em up inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Aug. 26, 2017, so I wouldn’t recommend putting any money down yet. I would, however, advise you to lay some dosh on Mayweather the second his odds stop dropping because we all know exactly how this fight is going to go.

Right? will have plenty of coverage of the fight in the coming weeks, so be sure to stay tuned. Meanwhile, check out all the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight details right here.

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