Boxing: Conor McGregor vs Luke Keeler Odds

It seems that UFC superstar ConorNotorious McGregor may be back in action again for first time since UFC 229 past October, but it may be a return to the boxing ring rather than the Octagon. His opponent you ask? Manny Pacquaio? Canelo Alvarez? Paulie Malignaggi? Luke Keeler, wait who? Boxer Luke Keeler took a shot on media regarding a pub incident in mid-August at McGregor and contested his fellow countryman.
Online sportsbook BetOnline has set two lines regarding this spat on whether the fight will even take place in 2019 usingYes coming in at +450 and alsoNo coming straight back in -700. In addition, a line at the event this battle does occur and that has Keeler as a favorite with McGregor.
McGregor finds himself in the spotlight for the wrong reason out the Octagon. The Ireland indigenous has a background of as he had been arrested for throwing a dolly at a UFC bus ahead of UFC 223 in April of 2018 and has been ordered five days of community support and also had to do anger management classes. Fast forward to early March of the former winner and the year was in trouble for supposedly taking the phone of a man and hammering against it. Charges and the litigation were later dismissed.
Presently, a video was released in mid-August of the season of McGregor getting in an altercation with an elderly man at a pub following a dispute over some whiskey, it seems, along with the UFC fighter threw a left punch which hit the man from the face. Fighter Luke Keeler who claims McGregor did the same thing to a friend of his years back and issued a challenge to get a boxing game. Both exchanged words and consented to a bout.
I am torn about this. This can be just another opportunity for McGregor to get following some heat, make some cash and it might stir up rumors of fighting Manny Pacquiao or some Floyd Mayweather rematch if he won, a valid boxing game. Additionally, using Zuffa Boxing getting set to launch shortly which UFC president , Dana White will runs, that would be a gigantic event for their show that could get lots of sign-ups and eyes generally.
On the reverse side, White might not desire his own possession to get into the overall population and risk losing to him into a ring having a relative unknown that are the third reduction in the last four fights of McGregor and straight in boxing. Using a reduction to Keeler, any other big-money boxing game with McGregor or the Mayweather rematch will probably be dashed.
I think that this battle would happen behind closed doors at Keelers house fitness center. Very similar to this McGregor-Malignaggi feud leading the May-Mac fight in 2017 upward. Now, fellow Odds Shark Joe Osborne and contributors Iain MacMillan believe that people wouldnt pass on cashing in on this possible bout, I feel that the reward may be outweighed by the danger.
One is his conditioning, an element of the game he claims he is always working . Notorious did a clean uppercut to land on Mayweather, a defensive magician from the ring but it hardly affected the undefeated fighter. It begs the question does he possess the punching power to the amount of boxers that train strictly on punching instead of stressing about clinches kicks and grappling.
Meanwhile, the Keeler has steadily risen the middleweight (160 pounds ) branch and is the fourth-ranked fighter at the WBO middleweight rankings and can be top-ranked middleweight in Ireland. Hes unbeaten in his last eight fights since his loss the man hes lost to as he fell to Doran at 2015 as well. Keeler is quite competitive and can keep a pretty good speed for the duration of a bout.
Overall, McGregor is a little unconventional and he does throw punches from odd angles which capture the traditional boxing style off guard. He does a very good job in countering which he must have lots of opportunities to do against a fighter like Keeler. All that said, Keeler might drag McGregor into deep waters and has conditioning and??put him off. I believe in the end within this bout with McGregor winning the rest of the match closing out a determination would be scored by Keeler.
Heres a look at the odds for this Possible bout:
Curious as of August 22
Odds in BetOnline at August 22

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