Mayweather vs. McGregor to Break Betfair Betting Record

The super fight between Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is on track to break British betting records according to Betfair.

Mayweather vs. McGregor.

Betting on Mayweather vs. McGregor looks set to break records on the Betfair Exchange. (Image: skysports.com)

Ahead of the August 26 showdown in Las Vegas, Betfair is reporting that betting via its exchange has already topped £7.5 million.

Even with just under a month left to speculate on the crossover fight, the money wagered has already beaten the £5 million bet on the recent Anthony Joshua/ Wladimir Klitschko showdown.

May/Mac to Break Records

With UFC lightweight champion crossing over to take on the undefeated Mayweather in his own sport of boxing, the exchange has been flooded with bets since June.

According to Betfair’s team, the action isn’t slowing down and will almost certainly beat the £8.9 million record set by the Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight back in 2015.

For fans of boxing and MMA, the fight is set to be as much of an entertaining spectacle as a test of each man’s skill. While boxing purists assert that McGregor has no chance of beating Mayweather at his own game, those familiar with the Irishman’s skills believe otherwise.

In fact, even though he’s the current betting underdog at Betfair and every other UK sportsbook, many McGregor fans are still willing to bet on him. One man who is willing to risk more than most is former UFC heavyweight turned commentator Brendan Schaub.

Schaub to Show His Support for McGregor

The American has previously offered to bet vocal McGregor opponent Max Kellerman $100,000 that the MMA star will win rounds against Mayweather.

With Kellerman unwilling to take the bet, Schaub has upped the ante in recent days by vowing to send the doubters a picture of his penis if the fight doesn’t go 12 rounds.

Whether or not he’ll follow through on that part of the bet, Schaub is one of the more confident McGregor supporters.

“If anyone’s gonna get knocked out it’s Floyd. I promise you Conor will not get knocked out. If anyone gets finished that night, it’s Floyd,” Schaub told The Kicker during a YouTube interview.

When the two fighters eventually square off on August 26, it will not only become one of the most bet on boxing match in the UK, but one of the richest fights of all time.

Although the official purses haven’t been disclosed, both fighters stand to earn well over £100 million each for a maximum of 36 minutes in a boxing ring.

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