People have been comparing the two and are quick to assume that McGregor will have no chance when the two are in the boxing ring together.
Showtime Sports exec Stephen Espinoza, who was heavily involved in Mayweather-Pacquiao, stops short of predicting that Mayweather-McGregor will become a billion dollar fight, but says all signs point toward it eclipsing the Pacquiao fight.
While considered a great striker in a mixed martial arts capacity, many question whether McGregor has bitten off more than he can chew in a fight against Mayweather.
“I’ll word this carefully: in the ring, Mayweather is going to get zero respect in terms of, Conor’s not just going to be happy to be there”, Kavanagh said in his column for The 42ie. “He’s a smart dude”. I actually wanna put some money on it. “And, honestly, after the press conferences so far, could you really rule it out?”
What are your thoughts on the training videos of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor? That he looked slow on the bag, he’s doing this and doing that. “Tremendous timing. How he’s coming over the top of guys’ jabs and when he touches them and turns it over, and then he’s doing damage. And then they be messed up”.
“Great news that Tiernan Bradley will now travel to Las Vegas to join the McGregor camp for the last 6 weeks before the big fight”.