Conor McGregor has come a long, long, loooooong way in a very short period of time. The odds are in favour of Mayweather, however, because McGregor, an MMA fighter with no professional boxing experience, will be battling against one of the greatest boxers to have ever graced this planet, in a boxing ring. It will be strictly and boxing match, which leads to many interesting factors. The chances of the fight being entertaining are miniscule.
However, in what appeared to be a swipe at his opponent's age, he instead posted a photo of Mayweather's father, Floyd Mayweather Sr. That's how you earn my respect, when you back it up. This will be especially true when the two are at press conferences together to promote the fight.
It'll be interesting to see if that does transpire.
"Conor showed me that he's got some boxing background. Trust me on that", McGregor said.
The fight itself might be ugly.
The contest, nearly certain to be the biggest grossing event in boxing history, was confirmed on Wednesday and is set to take place at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on August 26. McGregor has never had a professional boxing match. Otherwise, he will run out of gas and Mayweather will eventually win on points. The first thing to think about when it's suggested that Mayweather may have lost some of his skills after two years of traveling the world in his private jet. "He is absolutely, 100 percent positive that he wins this fight".
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He said: "Listen, is he at the level of a Floyd Mayweather as far as boxing standards go? No". Indeed, he would likely be heavily favored over Mayweather had the two chose to do the fight under UFC rules. I hope he kicks him in the last round because it would be nice to see Mayweather's head split open.
Another highly debated aspect of the fight is the notion that this fight is just simply a money grab.
McGregor and his coaches are coming in with high confidence though, and a gameplan that involves throwing out the conventional strategy used to fight Mayweather and delving into boxing history for a different, more rough house style of fighting.
For starters, both fighters are set to earn huge paydays, with Mayweather said to be guaranteed $100m (£78m) plus the upside on high sales by Showtime, the United States network handling the pay-per-view.
Mayweather is also a big victor. McGregor will be the bigger fighter when they enter the ring, but will all those attributes equate to a win?
Give McGregor credit for doing that, but give him even more credit for what turned out to be a masterful plan to make the fight happen.