Mayweather vs McGregor: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor, also known as “The Money Fight” is an upcoming professional boxing match between undefeated eleven-time five-division professional boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and two-division mixed martial arts world champion and current UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor. Mayweather will be attempting to extend his professional boxing undefeated streak to 50 victories and 0 defeats (50–0), surpassing the 49–0 record of professional boxing Hall of Famer Rocky Marciano, while McGregor will be making his professional boxing debut and will be attempting to become the first ever professional boxer to defeat Mayweather. It will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on August 26, 2017.
This may go against logical thinking, but so does the fact that this fight is happening in the first place. But while Mayweather is one of the best greatest boxers of all time, he’s going up against one of the most dangerous strikers in the world. Mayweather vs McGregor Fight
Mayweather is 40 years old, hasn’t fought in two years and doesn’t understand what he’s in for Sunday night against McGregor. McGregor will come at Mayweather like no fighter has been able to do, coming forward in different stances and fighting styles.
Of course, this is a boxing match, so McGregor won’t be throwing any elbows or kicks, but that won’t stop him from coming forward in and showing different looks in terms of footwork and shot placement.
I don’t believe that Mayweather is underestimating McGregor in this fight, I just don’t think he understands the fight game as well as McGregor does because he only trains in one discipline. McGregor has a much higher fight IQ than Mayweather. Fight, not boxing. This won’t be a typical boxing match like you’ve ever seen before, it will be a brawl.
McGregor is going to come out of the gates and unleash vicious shots to Mayweather’s body and face in attempts to break Mayweather’s guard to unload that powerful left hand of his flush on Mayweather’s chin.
John Kavanagh, McGregor’s head coach, told Ariel Helwani of The MMA Hour this past Monday that he expects Mayweather to be knocked out in the sixth round, depending on how aggressive Mayweather fights. I’m more inclined to go along with Kavanagh’s prediction over McGregor’s, as knocking out arguably the best defensive boxer in the history of the sport inside of one round is preposterous, more so than the thought of McGregor even winning the bout.