After lots of talk, speculation and hype the worlds best boxer – Floyd Mayweather will face off against the worlds best mixed martial arts fighter – Conor McGregor on August 26th 2017 at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas.
The fight is set to have one of the biggest purses in fighting sports history, with Mayweather projected to make over $400 million and McGregor $127 million!
But is this all just a big money making show, or is there really a fair fight on here?
Floyd Mayweather is regarded as the best defensive boxer that ever lived and has a record of 49-0!! Love him or hate him – when it comes to boxing he is pure class!
McGregor’s doesn’t currently hold a pro boxing record but his MMA record stands at 21-3. He was a good amateur boxer when he was young in Ireland, but then quickly moved into MMA where he ruled supreme! He became the first UFC fighter to hold two belts simultaneously when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez in New York last November for the lightweight championship.
How do we see the fight playing out?
Going into the fight I would certainly say that Conor has a size and power advantage over Floyd, but without doubt, Mayweather has the best skill set in the boxing world. Mayweather isn’t a brawler, so as ever, he will use his skillful style and movement to evade McGregor’s knock out power. Some people have even gone as far as suggesting that Conor won’t land a single punch! I think this is a little harsh, as McGregor is a fine athlete at the top of his game, but admittedly, his game is not boxing.
I don’t think Mayweather will produce the knockout punch to drop Conor and as mentioned – although McGregor is fast, I’m not sure he will land any major shots to stop Floyd (although I would love to see it happen). So I see the fight going the distance with Mayweather winning by unanimous decision.
But one thing to remember is – when it comes to a fight anything can happen and there is always a punchers chance…so come on Conor!
I will certainly be watching on August 26th with my popcorn ready!