Nearly 50,000 readers have voted in the poll and it appears there is growing confidence in the Irishman
SUNSPORT readers believe Conor McGregor can dethrone the undefeated Floyd Mayweather.
The two giants of combat will collide in a Las Vegas showdown on August 26 as the pair continue to trade verbal blows on the press tour.
Despite the bookies making Mayweather heavy favourite to make it 50 wins and no defeats, Irishman McGregor continues to win the battle of the mind games.
And fans obviously believe that it could play a crucial part ahead of the biggest fight in boxing history.
With just under 47,000 votes from SunSport readers, 49 per cent of those believe McGregor can upset the odds and pull off a huge shock.
51 per cent of readers believe Mayweather will use all his know-how to end McGregor’s trash talk and put him out of his misery.
And although it will be all heart in the ring on August 26, the result will come down to a tactical masterclass.
Mayweather is renowned for his defensive displays which is proved in the stats supplied by bwin.
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His opponents have landed just 20 per cent of their punches whilst McGregor’s opponents have successfully landed 43 per cent in their last 10 fights.
Interestingly, both fighters have successfully landed 5.8 punches per minute.
On the whole, McGregor has successfully landed 48 per cent of punches whilst Mayweather stands of 44 per cent.
Looking at the pair’s weaknesses, Mayweather will need to combat his opponent’s southpaw approach.
56 per cent of his southpaw opponents have avoided being knocked out compared to only 45 per cent of orthodox opponents.