“This is a total different feel from the (Manny) Pacquiao fight (in May 2015), because this is the unknown factor”, Ellerbe said. McGregor fought in the UFC last time out against Eddie Alvarez where he became the first ever two weight world champion and the American having not fought since 2015 where he made easy work of Andre Berto over 12 rounds. Or at least war of the combat worlds. So what chance does McGregor stand? “I respect McGregor BUT I ain’t Floyd and I landed”.
“I think we thought that there wasn’t going to be anything like that fight again, but if there was, it would be this one”, Ross said. But for the life of me I just can not see Conor even hitting Floyd very often – let alone winning.
His boxing licence was granted by the California State Athletic Commission in December, allowing him to box in the U.S. state.
Mayweather is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters ever, and prides himself on his ability to evade punishment with his movement and to make adjustments on the fly.
The much-hyped showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor looks set to smash all records as the highest-earning fight of all time.
But it’s important this event doesn’t tarnish boxing and its history. “I was actually a guy who got tickets and I couldn’t get the tickets the week of the fight“. “In the conversation that I had with him, he’s fired up for this fight and he’s excited to fight again and defend his title by the end of the year”. I mean, when Rocky Marciano had his 49th fight it came against the legend, Archie Moore.
However, the fight would surely give more fans a reason to drop the serious money that they’ll have to pay to watch McGregor and Mayweather, rather than pay the money to wait out for a few hours before the main event.
‘Get a boxer and get him wrestling for a minute or two – the arms get so heavy, filled with blood, they can’t even hold them up any more, they can’t box’.
It remains a huge question mark how McGregor, a trained mixed fighter, would fair in a boxing match, but it’s clear that he’s pursued ths fight for a while. “So, who knows? That will remain to be seen”.