We have once again slashed the odds on Conor McGregor fighting Floyd Mayweather after both fighters claimed that the fight was going to happen over the weekend.

We originally offered 2/1 for the fight to happen before the end of next year, but now make it 1/3 for the two superstars to face off before the end of 2018 and 1/2 for it to kick off before the end of this year.

The traders make Mayweather 1/8 favourite to win the bout with the Dubliner available at 9/2 as the undefeated former Olympian in his first professional boxing match.

Féilim Mac An Iomaire, a spokesperson for Paddy Power, said “Both McGregor and Mayweather are adamant that the fight will happen and it now looks more likely than ever to become a reality. Given his experience Floyd would be the heavy favourite but the Dubliner has never been shy about upsetting the odds.”

1/3 Mayweather vs McGregor to fight before the end of 2018

Floyd Mayweather Jr v Conor McGregor
1/8 Floyd Mayweather
25/1 Draw
9/2 Conor McGregor