March 21 2018

When the dust finally settles, $100m Conor McGregor can't lose

March 21 2018, 12:27 | Sammy Rose

GETTY Nathan Cleverly gave his prediction for Floyd Mayweather Jnr v Conor McGregor

Nathan Cleverly gave his prediction for Floyd Mayweather Jnr v Conor McGregor

It would be borderline criminal for the UFC not to consider a fight in Ireland for a McGregor fight. If you plan to bet on this match, you'd have to put up $400 to win $100 on Mayweather, whereas a $100 bet on McGregor would net you $300 if the UFC star were to win. Without trying to discredit his achievements, has McGregor defeated anyone whom the average sports fan knows? No. As with all things Mayweather, you wonder how much is ploy versus pugilism. So this may not be such an advantage after all. As a boxer and a student of the fine art I am compelled to believe Mayweather (despite his advancing age) beats McGregor any way he sees fit.

McGregor's teammate, and one of the best welterweight fighters in the world today, Gunnar Nelson is also predicting a victory for the Irishman, simply due to the fact that "Mystic Mac" said he would do it. "He'd need to reincarnate Bruce Lee, and that would be the only person he could bring in that could mimic me with the way that I'm coming at him". "I wouldn't be surprised if something like this happens, but when you cross over into other sports like this that don't mix that well, I mean, winning is everything in combat sports, and no one likes losing".

But as someone who made his bones as a boxing writer, I say there's a third group, and a middle ground.

Conor in his own words is "a 170lbs Irish gorilla", he is young, tough and courageous beyond that but I have a feeling this is one dream he will be unable to manifest.

February 16, 2017 - Mayweather starts as a 25-1 favourite to win the potential fight as the first betting lines come out. I'm under this spotlight a long time, a lot longer than all his other previous opponents. "If people want to watch a true fight, the real fight, September 16 is their day". There's been no spars here.

"I'd definitely consider fighting McGregor, I'd beat him and he wouldn't be able to bully me in there", Horn said.

Gennady Golovkin fights at around the 160lb mark, just a few pounds heavier than McGregor's fighting weight as well as Canelo Alvarez, who meet three weeks on from Mayweather vs. McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena.

THIS fight promises to be the most lucrative of all time.

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