Boxing: Conor McGregor vs Luke Keeler Odds
It appears that UFC superstar Conor”Notorious” McGregor may be back in action again for very first time because UFC 229 past October, but it could be a return into the boxing ring rather than the Octagon. His opponent you ask? Manny Pacquaio? Canelo Alvarez? Paulie Malignaggi? Luke Keeler, wait that? Irish fighter Luke Keeler took a shot McGregor on media regarding a pub episode in mid-August and challenged his fellow countryman.
Online sportsbook BetOnline has put out two lines regarding this spat about if the fight will even take place in 2019 using”Yes” coming in at +450 and also”No” coming back in -700. In addition, a betting line at the event this struggle does occur and that has Keeler as a favorite with McGregor coming back at +175.
Once more, McGregor finds himself in the spotlight for the wrong reason outside the Octagon. The Ireland native has a background of as he had been detained for hurling a dolly in a UFC bus ahead of UFC 223 in April of 2018 and was arranged five weeks of community support and also had to do anger management classes. Fast forward to March of the former two-division winner and also the year was in trouble for smashing it and carrying the telephone of a man. The litigation and charges were dismissed.
Presently, a video was released in mid-August of the season of McGregor becoming in an altercation with an older guy at a pub following a dispute over some whiskey, it seems, along with the UFC fighter threw a left punch which hit the guy in the face. In measures boxer Luke Keeler who maintains that McGregor did exactly the same thing to a buddy of the years back and issued a challenge match. Both eventually consented to a bout and apparently exchanged words.
I’m torn about this. On the other hand, this is just another chance for McGregor to invest after some heat, make some cash and when he won, a legitimate boxing match, it could stir up rumors of fighting a Floyd Mayweather rematch or Manny Pacquiao. With Zuffa Boxing becoming set to debut which UFC president Dana White will runs, that could be a enormous occasion for their series that would get lots of sign-ups and eyes in general.
On the flip side, White might not want his own prized possession to get into a ring with a relative unknown to the general population and risk dropping to him which are the reduction in the last four conflicts of McGregor and directly in boxing. Using a reduction to Keeler, any other big-money boxing game with McGregor or the Mayweather rematch would be dashed.
I personally feel this struggle would take place behind closed doors maybe at Keeler’s house fitness center. Comparable to the McGregor-Malignaggi feud leading upward the May-Mac struggle in 2017. Fellow Odds Shark Joe Osborne and contributors Iain MacMillan believe on cashing in on this potential bout that individuals would not pass , I believe that the benefit may be outweighed by the danger.
One of the greatest reasons which has cost McGregor victories previously is an element of his game, his conditioning he asserts he is always working on. Notorious did a clean left uppercut to land on Mayweather, a wizard from the ring, early in their bout but the fighter changed. It begs the issue of does he possess the punching power to the level of boxers that train only on punching rather than worrying about cries, clinches and grappling.
Meanwhile, Keeler has steadily risen the middleweight (160 lbs) division and will be the fourth-ranked fighter at the WBO middleweight rankings and is headquartered in in Ireland. He is unbeaten in his last eight fights since his loss to Tom Doran at April of 2016, to because he fell at 2015 to Doran too, the only man he has lost. Keeler can keep a rate for the complete length of a bout and is very aggressive.
In general, McGregor is a little unconventional and punches does throw from angles that capture the conventional boxing fashion. He does a very good job in countering he should have a lot of opportunities to perform against a forward-moving fighter such as Keeler. All that being said, Keeler has conditioning and might drag McGregor into deep waters and??put him apart. I think in the end Keeler would score a decision.
Here’s a look at the likelihood of this Possible bout:
Curious at BetOnline as of August 22
Curious as of August 22
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