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.
Conor McGregor is ‘knocked out in boxing sparring by Bradley Wheeler’ ahead of Floyd Mayweather mega-fight
HEIGHT OF THE CENTURY
Floyd Mayweather spotted boosting his height with platform shoes during Conor McGregor press conference ahead of superfight
Anthony Joshua takes selfies and jokes around with stunning bikini-clad fans in VIP section of Las Vegas pool party
Money in the bank
Chris Eubank secures easy win over Arthur Abraham to seal spot at Super Eight event then tells George Groves he is coming for his title
Staggering cost of watching Conor McGregor’s superfight with Floyd Mayweather on US TV is revealed
‘Not a boxer’
Dana White’s shock confession after watching Conor McGregor train ahead of Mayweather showdown
Verbal abuse, accusations of racism… but Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather fly in identical private jets for final leg of world tour in London
Fame and fortune
Floyd Mayweather stops for selfies in Harlem as he returns to US after whirlwind Conor McGregor tour
When is Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather? Fight confirmed as UFC ace fights boxing legend
‘I’m a cold c***’
Conor McGregor blasted after wearing ‘polar bear fur coat’ to Floyd Mayweather press conference
Conor McGregor accepts Floyd Mayweather’s outrageous challenge to bet his entire £75m purse on result of their mega-fight
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.