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Mayweather vs. McGregor: Don’t be fooled

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The “fight” between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC star Conor McGregor is set for August 26 in Las Vegas, it was announced today.

Surprise, surprise. Two astute businessmen who stand to make tens of millions of dollars — maybe nine figures — have agreed to collect the money. That’s what this fight is about: money. It has little to nothing to do with boxing.

I have no problem with anyone who decides to pay $99 (or whatever) to watch it as long as that person is clear on what it is: It’s an event, a curiosity, not a sporting contest.

The fight is more akin to professional wrestling than boxing in that the result is, in effect, predetermined. One oddsmaker made Mayweather a 100-1 favorite, according to Yahoo! Sports; it might as well be a 1,000,000-1.

McGregor has virtually no chance to win as long as he doesn’t violate boxing rules, under which the principals will do battle.

That’s obviously one reason the “retired” Mayweather agreed to the fight even though he turned 40 years old in February. It unequivocally represents the greatest gap in reward vs. risk in the history of sports.

I don’t like the fact Mayweather will run his boxing record to a nice, round 50-0 against a non-boxer, which sullies the accomplishment, but it’s a no-brainer from a business standpoint.

As former two-division titleholder holder Ricky Hatton aptly put it: “I couldn’t hit him. Oscar (De La Hoya) couldn’t hit him. Canelo (Alvarez) couldn’t hit him. Conor’s not going to hit him.”

Of course he isn’t. Mayweather is the best boxer of his generation, a defensive specialist. McGregor isn’t even a boxer; he’s a mixed martial artist with crude boxing skills comparable to a developing amateur — if that.

Mayweather will make him look as if he has never worn boxing gloves while he helps make him a gazillionaire.

I could dig up a thousand anonymous boxers around Mayweather’s weight who would make for a more competitive fight than McGregor. The only reason the Irishman landed this gig is his name and fame.

The biggest star in boxing vs. the biggest star in mixed martial arts sounds juicy on the surface, which is why it could approach or surpass the 4.4 million pay-per-view buys generated by Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao. It will do very well from that standpoint.

You don’t have to dig very deep to understand that this is an utter mismatch, though. It’s a farce, a sham, a joke, whatever you want to call it.

If you’re aware of that fact and you still want to buy the fight, then God bless you. Enjoy. I have to admit a part of me wants to take a peek at the car crash. If you’re not aware of it, give it some thought before you fork over your hard-earned cash.

  • Larry Connor

    Ha ha ha ha ha man if this fight sells more PPV than Canelo vs ggg all of you so called hardcore boxing fans should be up in arms with ggg and Canelo’s promoters!

    • Stephen M

      It’ll only prove that there is a sucker born every minute (if we needed more proof than president Trump…).

    • Chris Wallace

      What does that mean? Seriously.

      • Larry Connor

        It means that if Floyd and the UFC can market a non fight to the masses, then Oscar should be able to have an even better marketing campaign for a real fight between to major known quantities on the best day of the year.

        • Stephen M

          Why does it mean that? Mayweather and Mac already have name recognition and Trump proved that people will stupidly chose the name that they know with absolutely no relation to it’s worth.

          • Larry Connor

            Canelo and GGG have major name recongition as well. They are proven ticket sellers and their promoters have one of the two most lucrative boxing days of the year on lock. That’s enough for a promoter to market like he’s never marketed before instead of bitching about how bad the other fight is. That’s a waist of energy considering Oscar wanted the same fight himself.

          • Stephen M

            Canelo and GGG are not as well known as Mayweather and Mac.

          • Larry Connor

            Maybe, maybe not. There is a chance Floyd could lose. Father Time is still undefeated

    • Chris Stans

      Everyone already knows that this will outsell CaneloGGG. Floyd and Connors fans are as loyal as they are moronic

      • Larry Connor

        Canelo and ggg fans are just as moronic and loyal if not more. The last time I checked FMJ last PPV didn’t do so hot, so I don’t know about that as far as loyalty is concerned. GGG and Canelo have been active, both are a draw and they are fighting on a PPV holiday so there should be zero excuses. On top of that espn is heavily promoting the Connor fight as a farce which should chop the casual fan dollars in half. I’m not going to give the ggg/Canelo promoters any excuses for not out promoting the other fight. Sorry about that. Time for guys to do their damn jobs!!

        • Chris Stans

          No amount of promoting can compete with this fight due to the sheer name recognition

          • Larry Connor

            I do not think you are giving the Canelo/ggg name recognition due respect. GGG has sold out MSG in less than a day. Canelo is known all around the world. You can’t tell me that the promoters do not have some good things to work with to out promote a fake fight.

          • Amber

            Casual UFC fan here. I know Floyd and Conor but never heard of Canelo and GGG. In the niche of boxing I’m sure they’re huge names but to be world renown outside of your niche…that takes star power. My guess is Canelo and GGG lack that je ne sais quoi. People will always pay to be a witness people who are larger than life and that’s what this event is all about – pure star gazing friends.

  • Charlie U.

    Floyd Mayweather is the worst thing to happen to boxing since Muhammad Ali had his title stripped.

    • amiwill

      Not any of the fighters that have dies in the ring or suffered brain damage. Not the “bite fight”. Not the sucker punches from trainers to fighters. Not GBP released court e-mails with a writer calling Haymon Hitler and using the N-word. Not the story of the real rocky (Chuck, is the name of the movies go see it). Not fighters not having insurance. Not fighters dying broke after making millions. It’s Floyd Mayweather!

    • maxx

      Agreed…even worse than the freak show that was Butterbean lol.Kudos Charlie

      • Lance Manyun

        Butterbean was ok. He put his time in.

        • maxx

          Agreed, that was an unfair comment I made.Kudos Lance

    • Larry Connor

      Like I said earlier. It will be a sad day if Floyd/Conner a known outcome out sells the real fight of the year.

      • Charlie U.

        Sad for the sport? For the fans? For whom?

        • Larry Connor

          Sad for the sport and all of the hardcore boxing fans. You have major fights like Ward/kovalev, Canelo/GGG that’s not getting as much pub as this. Floyd is already selling the fight, Connor is already actively selling the fight. Dana White is out selling the fight hard(not wasting time bashing other events unlike Oscar). They out here working. Canelo and ggg have a legit fight coming up and you don’t see or hear anything from these guys on the main stream. No commercials, no hype being pushed outside of boxing sites and forums. My point is that boxing needs to work harder to get these big fights out to the masses instead of bitching about what others are doing.

    • Philip Matsikoudis

      Why? He didn’t make all that money because he’s so terrible. If Mayweather gets the public to watch Boxing, which he does, he has to be good for Boxing. That being said. Let’s go McGregor!!!

    • Cashtime

      Wow, and to think this comment backed up by a bunch of nobodies who will go to their graves contributing nothing, standing up for nothing, and will be remembered for nothing having done nothing but spew out judgmental lingo to two of the most successful men in life and the sport of boxing. Birds of a feather shit on each other.

  • NeverReadTheComments

    Envy…Floyd beat Oscar,owner “The Ring” magazine and talk many crap about him.So Oscar’s slaves,like stupid dougie and others homo erectus now talking crap about Floyd’s every move

    • Chris Wallace

      Probably the most horribly constructed sentence in the history of internet comments sections, and that’s saying something. No wonder you’re a Team Money member.

      • Stephen M

        Come on now, look at the bright side: he is on the Money Team and can almost understand what he is reading.

      • Charlie U.

        Qualifying members aren’t allowed to be literate. It’s in the bylaws.

  • Chris Wallace

    know-nothing casuals will buy the fight, and there’s no use arguing with them. What confuses me are the Team Money faithful, who are already ejaculating over the prospect that the hero of their life will make a nine-figure payday. Even after all these years it seems they still haven’t got the memo that Floyd’s money will never trickle down to them. But if they’re happy forking over a hundred bucks to help make a stranger richer, then go for it. But they better not fucking bitch when the farce turns out to be worse than Mayweather-Pac.

    • TMT LONDON-DA REAL OLA ODUSINA

      Guys like you will still watch it somehow though and you know why…because we all suffer from FoMO. As much as Dougie advocates the cotto fight, he’ll pay attention.

      • Chris Wallace

        Yeah, I won’t be watching it.

        • TMT LONDON-DA REAL OLA ODUSINA

          You will watch. Be it live or highlights.

          • Chris Wallace

            Whatever the Floyd-nut-hugging voices in your head tell you.

          • TMT LONDON-DA REAL OLA ODUSINA

            It’s telling me you’ll watch

    • Monster_k9

      Why would you argue with them anyway? Who gives a fuck what they do with their money. Mayweather is a douche but nobody can say he doesn’t know how to make money.

      • Chris Wallace

        True, but they can say he’s dog-shit excuse for a champion. And since I’m a boxing fan and not Floyd’s accountant, I could give a fuck how much money he makes.

        • Monster_k9

          So you get mad? Or insulted because other people want to see it. They are know nothings because they find it entertaining?

          • Chris Wallace

            You think there’s entertainment value in a P4P ranked boxer fighting an 0-0 fighter with no professional and no amateur boxing experience. Serious question: where is the entertainment in that?

          • Monster_k9

            Everybody is not entertained by the same things, I don’t know why you have such a problem with that, or why you even care. Somebody obviously thinks it’s entertaining or there wouldn’t even be an event.

          • drew down

            That ‘somebody’ is uneducated, twisted or a sheep. There is an event because of the billions of sheep in the world naïve who are so naïve. The small percent of the elite find this entertaining because they get to watch sheep fall off a cliff. The elite also make a money from betting and through other ways as well. Then there’s the uneducated or the complete utter dumbass/special person who finds it entertaining because they actually believe this wasn’t predetermined and played out. In conclusion MONSTER_K9…. There is a huge problem and people should care about corruption. Tricking people and making money off them in an unfair game is stooping to the same level as other elite groups. I’m not claiming what they do is all so evil but I’m pointing to the fact that humans need to become more aware, turn on, tune in and DROP out.

      • TMT LONDON-DA REAL OLA ODUSINA

        You have to realise that we are not arguing merely putting forward our excitement over the fight. For every 1 of you who won’t watch, 10 will.

        I’m in London and I an already hear the excitement over on Ireland!!! Lol

        AV IT!!!

    • Larry Connor

      We forget that Oscar wanted this fight as well.

    • Brassfield Zendejas

      I can’t wait to watch this fight. I think Mayweather’s mastery is unmatched. For those that are wanting to watch this fight online, given it’s going to be maybe the hottest fight in years. Check it out on ScreenVariety Tv.

  • Al Del

    I’m not too worried about CANELO/GGG PPV #’s since obviously they cater to Mexicans & latin fighters.. that in itself should sell well..they practically carry the sport.. And especially having the better card of the two i think they’ll easily get past a mil buys..

    After sooooo much of a payout they’ll have to give Floyd and that other idiot they’ll hardly have any to give to the other fighters on the card..

  • PrinceGian

    As a true boxing fan I have no interest in this ‘fight’

    • Stephen M

      I’ll watch the knock out if Floyd actually manages to get one…

      • Left Hook

        on youtube

        • Stephen M

          Yep.

      • maxx

        I think he will pretty easily…sorry…very easily.Kudos

    • Fist_ti_cuffs

      But you just took time out of your day to reply online about it. You’ll watch like everyone else on this site. -_-

      • Harry

        If I can watch it free of charge I’ll do it just for fun

    • wayne reid

      Regardless all boxing fans will tune in to watch this event

      • Charlie U.

        Not me.

        • wayne reid

          Fyi Live stream and Next morning Espn/Youtube highlights also count as watching the fight

          • Charlie U.

            Got it. Then I’m in.

          • wayne reid

            Lol

      • Giuseppe

        Nah – it’s a load of shit. I’ll watch Kamegai go nuts v Cotto.

        • wayne reid

          Now that’s gonna be a fight!

    • Stash One

      as a true boxing fan I can’t wait to see this. It’s no reflection on what pretentious level of fan you are in wanting to see this circus (I won’t be paying for it though)

  • Left Hook

    The good news…is this may force DLH into having a decent undercard. As for 4m buys..dont think so. Mays last bout..400k. McGregor 1.6M. Plus, boxing fans will only shell out for one…GGG Canelo.

    • TMT LONDON-DA REAL OLA ODUSINA

      That’s boxing fans who are a minority. The hype beasts are going to lap this up. I for one can not wait!

  • Doug Eckert

    If Vegas really makes the odds 1,000 to 1, I will bet $100 on McGregor. Sure, he probably won’t hit him. But, Mayweather is 2 years removed from the ring, smaller and he is facing a guy who at a minimum can take a punch. I am guessing this will be a very boring 12 round fight where McGregor is cut and puffy around the face and loses 12 – 0. But, for $100 to win $100,000, everyday all day all year I make that bet.

    • JV316

      it won’t even be close to that, betting sites have had the fight for some time now and it’s something like mayweather -800 macgregor +500. doesn’t seem close to worth it even as a lottery ticket.

      • Nathan Dryden

        still the 100 might give a bit of emotional investment into a fight

        • JV316

          that’s true…

    • FLOMATARD

      I dont mind betting either

  • TMT LONDON-DA REAL OLA ODUSINA
  • TMT LONDON-DA REAL OLA ODUSINA

    This is fantastic for boxing! It’s like the world cup and champions league final rolled into one.

    I absolutely love that Floyd can do this. We recently had the birthday of jack Johnson. A great man who was made to look a fool in the later part of his life.

    Now we have Floyd, sticking it to the man! Lol love it!

    • Lance Manyun

      Who’s floyd stickin it to?

      • Charlie U.

        Don’t mind him. He brings race into everything.

    • Charlie U.

      * sticking it to the fan.

      • TMT LONDON-DA REAL OLA ODUSINA

        If Floyd truly is sticking it to the fans, then those fans do not need to buy nor watch this event. I for one will most certainly be doing so.

        Remember people, you have a CHOICE. RED PILL OR BLUE PILL MOMENT.

        • Charlie U.

          Those fans will buy into the hype and regret it.

          • TMT LONDON-DA REAL OLA ODUSINA

            Then allow them to do so. Remember there is no certainty that Canelo vs ggg will be great either but I certainly will be watching.

            Whether or not this is a farce everyone needs to remember that these guys are still going into the ring putting their lives and reputation’s at risk albeit for a hefty wage that every single person would accept.

    • FLOMATARD

      Fantastic for boxing? Very funny

      • TMT LONDON-DA REAL OLA ODUSINA

        Don’t watch it then. Simple.

        • FLOMATARD

          I watch boxing. Not this.

          • TMT LONDON-DA REAL OLA ODUSINA

            I repeat…don’t watch it lol

    • Park

      Sticking it to the fans, more like. Right in the arse.

      • TMT LONDON-DA REAL OLA ODUSINA

        Don’t watch it then.

        • Park

          Might watch it on YouTube if Floyd gets ko’d (hint: that won’t be happening)

          • TMT LONDON-DA REAL OLA ODUSINA

            You see!!!! You’re interested already.

          • Park

            It’s more interesting than when he fought Berto, but that’s a fairly low bar

    • cl_rand

      I love that so many folks are so easily amused. Given that there is an endless supply of these fools, Floyd will be doing pay per view yo-yo demonstrations well into his 60’s. It’s hilarious!

      • TMT LONDON-DA REAL OLA ODUSINA

        Erm no. That is all.

        • cl_rand

          Wanna bet?

  • Guy Grundy

    I’d rather read the phone book from A-Z , than watch this pathetic farce.

    I also truly hope The Ring ( the “bible of boxing” ) does not dispatch a writer along to review such a grubby charade and in doing so afford it some vestige of credibility

    • Philip Matsikoudis

      The Mexico City Phone Book is a good read. 17 Million names to read. Money & the Nasty Leper can can each give a $3 bill to all of their residents & still be rich

  • maxx

    What is Floyd thinking, he is forty years old and facing a young lion who has NEVER EVER LOST A BOXING MATCH……….because he has never fucking fought one! What fucking disgrace to the noble art.

    • Chris Stans

      Would u believe that I’ve seen people claim that this will “save boxing”

      • Charlie U.

        That annoys me. Especially considering the year boxing is having.

      • maxx

        I suspect they are on the payroll of Dana White lol……………You know from what I have seen of Conor, he is a promoters dream with his cheeky and obnoxious rants and I suspect footage will emerge of Conor doing all kinds of eye catching exercises and letting his hands go on the mitts with impressive looking speed and power, gullible fools will be taken in and will have a 100 dollar hole in their pockets and believe me their are plenty of gullible fools who get taken in by this sort of nonsense, I recall a fighter in the Brendan Ingle gym “Pele Reid” a chap who had allegedly sparked out Vitali Klitschko in a kickboxing bout, he had a promising Kickboxing career and decided to make the transition into professional boxing, if you saw this guy working out he looked like the REAL DEAL, he was 6ft 3inches tall and 16 stones of explosive muscle, he was effortlessly doing flip ups, splits and all kinds of dance moves that made him look extraordinarily agile for a guy his size, and the guy had great natural speed, athleticism and tremendous punching power, young novices in the gym were certain that this guy within a year or two will destroy Tyson and Lewis lol, that was until he got into the ring with Clifton Mitchell a good domestic heavyweight and the elusive Johnny Nelson, Reid could not land a glove on either, his footwork and balance was terrible, despite him effortlessly skipping on a balance ball lol,,,, believe me this bout is an absolute travesty to the sport of boxing yet folk will buy into it and I can see why, do not be surprised if the number exceeds the Mayweather vs Pacquiao bout.Kudos Chris

    • FLOMATARD

      Floyd often hugs right? but Conner’s heimlich maneuver is sick

      • maxx

        Never seen Conor fight.

    • Stephen M

      I just had this frightening thought, I’m seeing similarities. You know both Floyd and Trump did a WWE wrestling show to help with the name recognition? Ok, let me be the first to predict that Floyd will get a reality show with his best buddy Autosmell and will run for president in 2040…

      • maxx

        HEHEHEHEHEHEHE….frightening thought indeed buddy.Kudos

  • Fist_ti_cuffs

    Floyd & Conner have already won based on the amount of interest already shown on this and other sites. If you hate them so much……..ignore the fight and absolutely refuse to read and reply to any articles written about it. Of course you can’t, and the show will go on. -_-

    • Larry Connor

      😂😂😂😂😂😂 good post

    • Brigida Reichert

      Right now I am watching online with ScreenVariety Tv. fights is available with no extra cost

  • J rock

    You would have to be as big an idiot as Floyd thinks you and everybody else is if you pay for this fight. I get Connor fans paying for it, because they believe in their guy….but a boxing fan better not pay for this one sided beating.

    • Fist_ti_cuffs

      why not. We all watched the NBA Finals and Canelo vs Chavez and we knew who the winner was gonna be. Man this is no different than 75% of the fights scheduled. I’ll get my entire crew together and we’ll drink, play dominoes/cards and have a great night.

      • J rock

        I didn’t pay $99 for the finals though.

        • Fist_ti_cuffs

          And you won’t for this fight either. I’m sure you’ll stream it, but approximately 2 million others will pay to watch.

      • Dee Money

        The NBA finals took place between two pro basketball teams, Canelo Chavez took place between two pro boxers. This is one of the greatest boxers of all time vs someone who never boxed professionally.
        I’m sure lots of people will get together and have fun, and I’m always for any reason to celebrate and have fun. Moreover, the undercard sounds like it might be legit; but for anyone to act as if the main event is a boxing match worthy of FMJs level of accomplishment (and the proposed price) is asinine.
        You brought up the Warriors v Cavs, this is more Akin to the Warriors playing the Chicago Cubs in a basketball game, and then having it go on their record.

        • Fist_ti_cuffs

          Nope. That series was decided the moment Durant put on a Golden State jersey. It didn’t matter though because we still had to find out if they wouldn’t choke like last year. Sure we all think TBE is gonna win………but there is always that chance for a lucky punch in a boxing match. My point stands. Enjoy the fight. -_-

  • Tony Nightstick

    The biggest disgrace in boxing history since Ali-Inoki…and that’s saying something.

  • Mike U

    I’m a big fan of the fight game but I am not paying to see a sparing match, and anyone that does is an idiot.

  • Roberto Carlos Guerra

    I will proudly say that as a boxing fan, no, I will not watch this fight, at least not live, maybe on Youtube when it comes out for free, much later, on a rainy Sunday sometime in the distant future, when I’m an old man and masturbation is no longer an option for free entertainment.

  • The fact that this article was written and approved for post, is very low and slimy. This is a cowardly attempt to sink the bottom line, and should in no way, be associated with Oscar…..unless he encouraged this bush league, snake in the grass, form of journalism. With all the ills and injustices that have plagued this sport for generations, Mr Rosenthal decides to pick this “fight”, as his “this shit ain’t right”? What a forking joke! I’m sick to my stomach, from this article and from the thought of Floyd not making all of his money! “Rosenthal sucks!”

  • wrecksracer

    Well I’m not going to buy it, but you just know that people are going to get it as an excuse to throw a party. No denying this has crossover appeal. I bet it sells better than GGG-Canelo. Personally, I doubt McGregor wins a round. If I can see it for free will I watch it? I already know the answer is yes.

  • Dee Money

    I really liked Mayweather as a boxer, and respect him as an ATG (which he is). But this serves only to tarnish his legacy. No matter what he does (50-0, 60-0, whatever) you can always look back and see that for his 50th win he fought against a guy who never had a pro fight before in his career and hadn’t even fought as an amatuer for over a decade.

    How can you defend that?

    • Amber

      I’m sure he defends it with the $100,000,000.00 to be added to his net worth.

  • Slow Mowshun

    I wonder what the RING’s headlines would look like if McGregor had signed on the fight Canelo at 154? Would it read something along the lines of how Canelo is stepping up to be great, and that he’s taking a huge risk by fighting a lightning quick southpaw with concussive power in both hands? Or would the editors trash it as well?

    • Stephen M

      They would obviously trash it as it would be a non competitive fight as well.

      • Slow Mowshun

        yea, but i guess the other question would be…how would DeLaHoya promote a McGregor vs Canelo fight. Because I’m pretty sure Canelo would sign for the fight if he was going to make 100million. even if it was a farce.

        • Stephen M

          Oscar would say it’s an incredible fight. Rosenthal wouldn’t.

  • jh12sports

    https://youtu.be/k436edRQGgw Michael has it spot on correct. It’s a travesty to consider this conjured event as sport. It’s a manufactured money grab and combat sports minions are buying in to it. It matters not that the sweet science is becoming distorted beyond recognition. Fans have every right to plop down a C note for the joy of contributing to the lunacy, but that’s what we have become. Lemmings have more soul.

  • dmj182

    This fight is a joke! I won’t pay a dime to see it. This fight is for suckers! I will save my money for a real fight in September. GGG vs Alvarez! If Mayweather wanted to face a real boxer who had a good chance of beating him he would fight Terrance Crawford not McGregor.

    • Stash One

      He doesn’t want to face a real boxer, he didn’t even want this, it presented itself & for whatever reason wouldn’t go away & got to the point that he’d be a fool to turn it down, he might make more than the Paq fight for this, not doing it would be moronic, I’m not really a Mayweather fan but i don’t blame him for this.

  • kiowhatta

    This ultimately reveals what most astute boxing fans suspected observing the second half of Mayweather’s career: It was about business; a particular business model intrinsically linked with his unappealing style. Mayweather and his team refined the art of cherry-picking, and stacking every possible subtle advantage in their favour.
    This made Mayweather a polarizing figure: You either loved him or hated him. Or you did both. Most people tuned in to see what they didn’t expect to happen: Mayweather knocked out. Almost like the chance of catching a real live alien on tape. The slim chance of it happening was what made it exciting.
    We Australians witnessed a similar phenomenon with Anthony Mundine. He built his fortune and brand around people wanting to see him fail. The more he succeeded, the more people wanted to see him fall.
    Perhaps it can be reduced to tall poppy syndrome, but really, how many people will succumb to this sideshow purely in the hope that they might see Floyd KO’d?
    It’s the old narrative: A villain is more interesting than the hero.

    • Giuseppe

      probably

    • Maroon 01

      You are spot on regarding Mundine, he rode that gravy train into the ground. He was a big fish in the small pond of Australian boxing.

    • Reggie Woodard

      Hey,
      Do you know a heavyweight fighter(he’s retired now I think) from Australia, Mark De Morri?

  • Giuseppe

    What a pile of dog shit.

    Anyone who pays for this is retarded.

    I can’t even imagine the type of person who would be excited by this.

  • Blair Nicol

    Well duh

  • Park

    Seriously, we should all refuse to monetise those carnival sideshow piece of shit. The casual’s fight to end all others. Just picture Floyd at the end, on the ring post, arms folded. He’s got your money, and you’re a fool.

  • Stash One

    Don’t you get these big name non-events in all sports ? whats the big deal ? its not like McGregor has got a title shot or like Floyd is even relevant in boxing at the moment, its a nothing, watch it, don’t watch it, it just doesn’t matter.

    • Stephen M

      Why do You care so much what everyone on here thinks? What 20 mainly anonymous posters say here certainly matters even less than the Floyd Conor thing…

  • Stash One

    I can’t find a single bookmaker giving anywhere near 100-1 ! the more i think about it the more this reads like a butthurt article because this fight somehow could damage GBP numbers.

    • Stash One

      Could you imagine if Nadal played Beckham at Tennis or if the England football team played the England rugby team reading such hateful commentary on it ? this is not Floyds comeback fight, its nothing, a spectacle/circus/entertainment, I don’t believe any fight fan is mistaking it for something meaningful, & I also believe waaaay more people will watch it than they’re letting on.

    • Stash One

      McGregor is 5.5-1 which seems nowhere near long enough.

      • Stash One

        McGregor to throw a kick is 12-1 Please god.

  • Ted Mendez

    Boxing fans should deal with it. It’s a spectacle, nothing more. And people are going to pay to see it. Of course it’s a money grab–lots and lots of people would do the same, including almost every single one of the people commenting here. I won’t buy it but they’ll be plenty who do. So what? I’ll wait for Canelo vs GGG to shell out my hard-earned cash; however, I don’t begrudge those who want to see this fight.

    • Stash One

      exactly, Bellew v Haye was a money grab, as was Chavez v Canelo.

  • Left Hook

    I would prefer that Mayweather set up a text number for his fool followers to send him money. Sending a text to 8473 to donate $100 on your next cell phone bill would be probably twice as entertaining, and for the majority of his fans, twice as difficult, as his exhibition against Mcgregor. If the dumbasses on espn will call this event the farce that it is, instead of sending reporters to cover it and having it on every episode of sportscenter, then it will fail the way it deserves to fail.

  • Harry

    This is a rather mean trick to schedule this event ahead of GGG vs Canelo. Some will pay for this mismatch and won’t have enough cash to buy the match of the year.

  • FLOMATARD

    Floyd by DQ or Armbar submission

  • Colin Mc Flurry.

    It’s fuckin hilarious, all the people who don’t give a shit ( apparently) about this mismatch are giving it so much attention, the irony?

    If you have no interest in something why would you spend so much time commenting on it?

    Fuckin stupid if you ask me.

  • Reggie Woodard

    These comments are gold… #DEAD

  • RStech

    Perhaps now it will sink in with real boxing fans that Floyd never cared about this sport. He cares about money, which is what he has said all along. Legacy? If he cared about legacy he would have fought the best in their primes, so that ship sailed long ago. I don’t care that he makes this fight for a money-grab if it was an exhibition. At least the WBA had the integrity to refuse sanctioning this garbage. No doubt the WBC will sanction it for their sacred cow Floyd, and it goes in the record books as 50-0. Not sure what is worse, Floyd getting a 50-0 record that was cherry-picked from the start, or his casual fans who rally behind him unconditionally and regurgitate “TBE” and all other nonsense that spills out of his overrated mouth. As PT Barnum once said, “there is a sucker born every minute”.

  • dontplayyourself

    I’m sure the date chosen is a big fuck you to Oscar and GBP, but it’s also an unintentional fuck you to GGG, Canelo and boxing fans worldwide. It’s pretty much fuck the sport, I’m here to make fucking money, get another W on my record, from technically an amateur boxer, who’s never had a professional boxing match in his life and get richer than I already fucking am. This year was going so well…smh.

  • FLOMATARD

    If this type of fight is possible, then I wish Floyd to fight Chuck Norris. Let’s see what he’s got.

    • Amber

      For 100mil ol’ Chuck would prob do it

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  • Al Del

    Some of them FLOMOS defending his ass won’t even pay for the shit and will end up streaming it but yet they’ll say they support him! go get that paper bruhhh.. just not mine! ha..

  • rafn

    McGregor will knock him out. I predict deez tings.

  • Philip Matsikoudis

    I’m simply curious about this match, but probably not curious enough to watch such an expensive match which will likely be a one-sided affair with McGregor made to look clumsy and probably windup being disqualified out of frustration and thereby resorting to habitually fouling Mayweather. Almost like Mike Tyson against Holyfield without the biting. Hopefully not a “No Mas.”
    Finally, since Floyd is retired there is no World Title on the line. Will the winner than fight either Keith Thurman or the best Welterweight in the world, Errol Spence?

  • Philip Matsikoudis

    It appears to me that this match is stacked heavily in Floyd’s favor as they will be boxing and Mayweather is a Hall of Famer in that Marshall Art. Due to Floyd Mayweather Junior’s excellent world class defense, which he has the ability to execute in a variety of styles. McGregor has to score a KO to win as he cannot win on points.
    McGregor must surely realize that the Boxing Judges will always give the benefit of the doubt in a close round to Mayweather. Plus, it is darn hard to outbox Mayweather regardless of who you are.
    One positive aspect of McGregor is that he relies on his Boxing skills in the UFC more than any other form of martial arts. I’ve never seen an MMA fighter rely on striking a/k/a boxing as much as McGregor does. Undeniably McGregor has tremendous punching power, but how that punching power translates from the cage to the ring is an unknown that may change the entire chemistry of this contest. McGregor’s punching power will certainly be mitigated by Boxing Gloves. The question that looms is just how much effect boxing gloves diminish McGregor’s power punching is a critical. Will McGregor still retain enough power where his power will be in the stratosphere of the hardest punching Welterweight in pugilistic history? If so, than McGregor has a chance, because he also has fast hands & is a relatively accurate puncher. If he retains that one-punch knockout power Mayweather may be in real trouble. Shane Mosley showed that Mayweather can be hit hard. If McGregor’s power translates to boxing well, then if McGregor can land a sold flush blow on the dome he will go home the winner and enjoy a victorious dinner.
    If McGregor doesn’t score a one punch kayo, but in the unlikely event McGregor still finds success landing punches on Mayweather early on he still better have a Plan B, C & D, and not hesitate to switch his own strategy. That is because nobody in the history of Boxing has ever made better adjustments during a bout to negate an opponent’s success against an opponent than Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been able to do on many an occasion. Oscar De LaHoya and Ricky Hatton are two notable examples. Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is beyond a doubt, a Boxing genius.

  • R. Casimir

    The big online bookies have the fight at 3:1 for Mayweather. They actually have to pay off the bets, not just shoot their mouth off like the author, Rosenthal. You don’t see them saying 100:1.

    I also disagree with the author’s assessment of Conor’s skills. You can’t tell everything about his skills by watching him in MMA, it’s a different sport which requires different technique. For instance boxing stance has to be modified to more square to thwart take-down attempts.

    I don’t see Mayweather being able to do his dance-around like he did with Pacquioa, Conor’s training in the cage will pay off in a lot of ways.

    I look for an excellent fight, i am putting money on Conor, and what’s $60 bucks for a night of entertainment? Even if he looses I’m sure it will be a better fight than Mayweather vs. Pac,

  • Bryan Bolger

    Good thing I wont be paying for it because of the same reason I didn’t pay for the Pacquiao Mayweather fight. KODI. . .

  • HapHak theTransformingOne

    get this crap out of here

  • Daniel

    Wow, lot’s of bickering. Hating others for wanting to watch/pay for the fight.. Swearing that everyone will watch the fight.. I agree that this is a farce, but is it really so hard to imagine people wanting to watch this for entertainment? People watch Professional Wrestling- which is FAR worse than this car wreck. With that in mind, it becomes much easier to imagine. And I really don’t understand why it’s so hard to believe that many people simply don’t give a sh*t about this match and won’t watch it. Some people just don’t like BS fights that are built on hype alone, with no real value otherwise- especially when one of the fighters isn’t even a boxer.

    Just let it go. Some will pay to watch it, other’s don’t giving a flying f**k. It is what it is.

  • Campion Pry

    I can’t wait to watch this fight. I think Mayweather’s mastery is unmatched. For those that are wanting to watch this fight online, given it’s going to be maybe the hottest fight in years. Check it out on ScreenVariety Tv.