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 last October, but it could be a return to the boxing ring instead of the Octagon. His opponent you ask? Manny Pacquaio? Canelo Alvarez? Paulie Malignaggi? Luke Keeler, wait that? Irish fighter Luke Keeler contested his fellow countryman to some bout which McGregor has accepted and took a shot McGregor on social websites regarding a pub episode in mid-August.
Online sportsbook BetOnline has set out two lines regarding this spat on whether the fight will even occur in 2019 usingYes coming in at +450 and alsoNo coming back in -700. In addition, a line at the event that this battle does happen and that has Keeler as a favored with McGregor.
Again, McGregor finds himself in the spotlight for the wrong reason out the Octagon. The Ireland native has a background of as he was detained for hurling a dolly at a UFC bus before UFC 223 in April of 2018 and was ordered five weeks of community service and needed to perform anger management classes. Fast forward to March of this year and the prior winner was in trouble for supposedly taking the telephone of a man and smashing it. Criminal charges and the litigation were subsequently dismissed.
Presently, a movie was released in mid-August of this year of McGregor getting in an altercation with a elderly man at a pub following a dispute over a few whiskey, it appears, and the UFC fighter threw a left punch that hit the guy from the face. In steps fighter Luke Keeler who asserts that McGregor did the same issue to a pal of the years back and issued a challenge game. Both finally consented to a bout and seemingly exchanged words on the telephone.
I am torn about this. This can be another opportunity for McGregor to get after some warmth from the ring, make some money and if he won, a boxing match, it might wake up rumors of combating a Floyd Mayweather rematch or Manny Pacquiao. Additionally, using Zuffa Boxing becoming set to debut soon which will be run by UFC president, Dana White, that could be a massive event for their very first show that could get loads of eyes and sign-ups in general.
On the reverse side, White might not desire his own prized possession to get to the overall population and risk losing to him which are the loss in the last four fights of McGregor and straight in boxing. With a reduction to Keeler, any other boxing match with McGregor or the Mayweather rematch would be dashed.
I personally feel that this fight would happen behind closed doors at Keelers home health club. Very Comparable to this feud that is McGregor-Malignaggi leading upward the May-Mac struggle in 2017. Fellow Odds Shark contributors Iain MacMillan and Joe Osborne think that people wouldnt pass up on cashing in on this possible bout, I feel that the risk may outweigh the reward.
One of the reasons that has cost McGregor victories before is an aspect of his game, that his conditioning he claims he is working on. Notorious did a fresh uppercut to land on Mayweather, a defensive wizard in the ring but the fighter barely affected. It begs the issue does he have the punching power to the amount of fighters that train strictly on punching instead of stressing about clinches cries and grappling.
Meanwhile, Keeler has steadily risen the middleweight (160 lbs) branch and will be the fourth-ranked fighter in the WBO middleweight rankings and can be top-ranked middleweight in Ireland. Hes unbeaten in his last eight fights since his loss to because he dropped to Doran in 2015 too, the only man hes lost. Keeler is extremely competitive and will keep a pace for the duration of a bout.
McGregor is a little unconventional and he can throw punches from angles which capture the more boxing style. Additionally, he does a good job in countering which he should have a lot of chances to do against a forward-moving fighter like Keeler. All of that said, Keeler may drag McGregor into waters and has conditioning and??put him off. I believe ultimately Keeler would score a decision.
Heres a look at the odds for this bout:
Curious at BetOnline as of August 22
Odds at August 22

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