It’s official! It will be Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather on August 26th live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This fight will, without a doubt, be pegged as a “super-fight,” from what ever commercials and video packages you may see throughout the next few months.
But the problem is, Conor McGregor is not a boxer, he’s an MMA fighter. He’s coming from a much different world to face the greatest “defensive” fighter in the history of boxing. Which, in layman’s terms, means that this has the potential to be a MAJOR disappointment after all of the upcoming hype.
Not as big of a disappointment as Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, but pretty damn close.
Now don’t get me wrong, I want to see McGregor knock out Mayweather as much as the next guy; and he has the POTENTIAL to do that. He is quick and a powerful striker, who could easily drop Mayweather if he gets a clean shot at him. However, he has to actually HIT Mayweather in order for that to happen.
Mayweather, for those who may not know, is an extremely quick fighter who has made a living on playing defense, tiring his opponent down, and finding openings to land his shots. With his style against a “green” boxer like McGregor, Mayweather is just going to make McGregor look foolish through his ability to pace the fight, and work his game.
And I’m not the only one who thinks this. Max Kellerman, co-host of ESPN’s First Take and a long time boxing personality, said on a recent episode of First Take that McGregor “will not land a single punch” on Mayweather.
But fans on the Weekly Sports World Twitter page think differently. When asked who will win between Mayweather and McGregor, the answer was rather one-sided;
However, I highly disagree with whoever took this survey. I have to take Mayweather by decision. McGregor is going to be the serious underdog in this fight, but Mayweather is the obvious choice here. He’s quicker, more intelligent as a boxer, and has the history to back it up. I see his game being plenty of defense to keep away from McGregor’s deadly strikes, but in the end doing more than enough to win the match.
A s an overall fight however, the ONLY way you will catch me watching this fight is if I split it with multiple other people, or if a local restaurant is showing it. This fight will not be worth the insane $50, $60, or whatever astronomical price tag the fight promoters will be placing on it. There are just too many factors that say Mayweather will win, that I can’t see myself paying more than $10 to see a one sided fight.
But I want to hear from all of you. Who do you have winning, and why? Let me know in the comments section, and don’t forget to tweet your thoughts to @KShermanSports, as well as @weekofsports.
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