Boxing’s first billion dollar fight is little over a week away.
The charismatic Irish UFC lightweight champion steps out of his Octagon comfort zone and through the ropes against the former pound-for-pound king at the T-Mobile Arena.
But world cruiserweight champion Bellew, who beat David Haye in one of the upsets of the year so far, has written off the chances of seeing another shock on the Las Vegas strip next weekend.
“Can Connor McGregor beat Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match? Not a hope in hell, in my opinion.
“But because it’s Connor McGregor and the way he speaks, the way he announces himself, the presence he’s got… He’s got everybody believing that he can beat the greatest fighter of our era
Bookmakers Betsafe have paid a seven-figure sum to sponsor a patch on McGregor’s shorts and are offering staggering odds of 49/1 to new customers for McGregor to destroy Mayweather’s 49-0 undefeated record.
And Betsafe ambassador Bellew, who will be one of their star guests on their private ‘Notorious Airways’ jet departing for Sin City next week, added: “It would be the biggest sporting achievement of any sports ever if he manages to pull this off”.