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Mayweather McGregor Will be All Hype and No Fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Andre Berto
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The world awaits a date for a potential super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, but will the anticipation be worth it if the fight actually does occur?  In what could be the largest grossing boxing match of all time, retired 40 year old Mayweather, one of the greatest fighters in boxing history, and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor would square off in a bout that could be spectacular, or as lopsided as one could imagine.

Mayweather will request a king’s ransom for the bout, and without question he would deserve every penny, after all, he is only the second champion in boxing history to retire undefeated; the other, Rocky Marciano, putting “Money” in some pretty elite company.  Rumor has it that Mayweather would ask for around 70 percent of the pot, which may seem outrageous, but then again, it is Floyd Mayweather.

Conor McGregor signed a contract to fight Mayweather and applied for a boxing license in Nevada, now all that needs to be done in order to get this show on the road is for Mayweather to sign a contract.  There is no doubt in my mind that this fight will happen, let’s face it, there is way too much money at stake.  Boxing desperately needs this fight to happen, especially after the recent disappointment that Canelo vs.Chavez Jr. was.

Now, here’s the best question yet; will the fight be worth a crap, or will it be a traditional Maywether dominant performance that focuses on his superior defensive abilities and could put any one to sleep?  Or, will this be an incredible fight matching one of the greatest boxers that the sport has ever seen against one of the greatest MMA fighters in the history of the UFC?  If I had to predict the outcome, my money would literally be on a snooze fest where Mayweather plays possum and wins going away against McGregor, despite the fact that Conor’s specialty is boxing.

UFC 205: Alvarez v McGregor
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Mayweather is a Pay-Per-View cash cow as the top three highest grossing PPV fights of all time were all bouts that he fought in.  The hype will be out of this world for the fight, as both individuals will talk a ridiculous amount of trash and put on the dog and pony show for the ages leading up to the bout.  Unfortunately, the pre-fight festivities will be more exciting than the actual so called ‘super-fight.’

Look at the hype and excitement leading up to the Mayweather vs.Pacquiao fight, it was supposed to be the fight of the century, but instead it was an utter disappointment.  I hope this fight does happen, there are several details that still need to be ironed out, but the public deserves this, and boxing needs it.  Let’s all hope that I’m wrong and it is one of the greatest fights in boxing history, but don’t hold your breath.

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