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Mayweather vs McGregor Aug 26th

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by NewOrleansSlimm, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Marky147

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    With Floyd making noise about 8oz gloves, I think the NSAC is having a discussion, as to whether they allow the use of 8oz.
     
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    Yeah, but pushing the opponent to the ground doesn't count as a knockdown in boxing :poke:
     
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    I don't know anything about boxing, but how much can McGregor improve in 2 weeks? I'm referring to if Lomanchenko sparred with him.

    I want to watch the match, and have found a few bars near me that are showing it for $30. I wouldn't pay more than that.
     
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    I booked a hotel, just in case tickets weren't stupid... Who was I kidding :whistle:

    I can pay for all my flights/accom for the WSOP next year, for the price of a 7 day trip for this.

    Got some friends coming round for a game of cards, and watching it at home.
     
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    My understanding was that it's Conor's camp floating the notion of using 8 oz. gloves... ain't gonna happen.
     
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    Quite the contrary. It was Floyd that suggested it, a couple weeks ago.

    NSAC are having a hearing next week to decide if they'll allow it.


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    I feel like that was more of an ad for his partnership with Grant than an honest attempt to move to 8oz. But like with the fight in general, I will believe it when I see it. Everything up to then is just talk.
     
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    VROOOOM!


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    Nice of the guy to let them off $40k :D

    Floyd is drifting here, which is great, and will hopefully continue. Much like it did when he fought Ricky Hatton.

    I don't usually bet at such short prices, but I will feel obliged to if he keeps going the same way.
     
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    Undoubtedly, but whatever it was, the NSAC are meeting this week to discuss it with both camps.
     
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    That'll be the easiest $120k that guy ever makes. That's what investing is all about - having dry powder when an unusual opportunity comes along.
     
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    Possibly silly question... since the fight times have been announced (9 pm EST, 6 pm PST), does anyone know if the Floyd/Conor fight is going to be at that time, or if there will be preliminary matches before that?

    I ask because I'm working that night, and just want to get a sense of how early I have to try and sneak out to watch it.
     
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    He didn't. That ticket was cancelled. Replaced it with two tickets at $440k each (South Point system wouldn't allow more than 1 mil payout on any individual ticket)
     
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    There is a long list of prelim matches, but I don't know what time the main event is scheduled
     
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    Do you suspect it will be at least two hours? I recall it being at least that long for May/Pac, but I'm very inexperienced with how these things usually go.
     
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    I can't say for sure. Seems like Maywhether fights in the past have started around 7:30 or 8 vegas time
     
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    I think there are 4 pre-fights. Two hours should be no problem.
     
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    Easily 2 hrs. There's no way it starts before 11 est. And I would wager much closer to midnight.
     
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    Word is the Maloof's placed the bet...
     
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    I saw the same headline :thumbsup: