As the hype train barrels down the tracks for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor boxing match, scheduled for Sat., Aug. 26, 2017 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, some folks are already looking ahead to Aug. 27.
And a potential Mayweather victory.
But assuming “Money” is able to shortchange “Notorious,” which is a real possibility considering the Irishman has never boxed professionally in his life (which may explain this), the record books may need to come with an asterisk.
“He doesn’t deserve (the 50-0) record, because he’s not fighting a fighter,” Arum told TMZ Sports about the 49-0 Mayweather. “He’s not fighting a real boxer. McGregor is a good MMA guy, but it’s a different sport. It’s not a fight, for Christ’s sake. And three weeks later, De La Hoya’s doing a hell of a fight, (Gennady) Golovkin and (Canelo) Alvarez. That’s a good fight.”
Whether or not McGregor can last 12 rounds with one of the most accomplished defensive boxers of all time remains to be seen, but there continues to be headlines (like this one) suggesting it’s not the landslide some folks are predicting.
The bookies would concur.
That won’t be decided until fight night, so all we can do until then is speculate, starting with this ongoing saga about the phantom knockdown, and whatever else is going on in the room where it happens (the room where it happens).
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