Fights like this only come around once every generation and when they do everybody seems to have an opinion. Of course, most of those opinions aren’t worth listening to, but some definitely are.
Here are some of the more interesting opinions floating around regarding the August 26th super fight.
UFC legend Chuck Liddell reckons it’s going to be a snorefest
He told TMZ:
“I don’t think it’s gonna be that exciting of a fight. I don’t think Floyd will come after him. Floyd will fight his fight the way he does and normally that makes for a boring fight. I’d love to see him go after [Conor]. If he wants to make a statement, he’s got to knock him out early.”
Former Mayweather opponent Manny Pacquiao only envisages one outcome
Pacquiao told Yahoo Sports:
“McGregor has no chance in this fight. In fact, it could be very boring,”
Pacquaio told Yahoo Sports. There is no way he will be able to land a meaningful punch on Floyd. How could he? He has no professional experience in boxing.
“The real fight and the best fight is (Gennady) Golovkin versus Canelo (Alvarez). The best versus the best. That’s the fight I will be watching.”
Head of the UFC, Dana White, reckons size could be a talking point
It is in White’s interest to make the fight interesting to the public. Hence, him stating:
“Mayweather’s going to fight at 154 pounds against a monster. Conor McGregor is huge. I don’t think people are really going to realize, you know, all this talk about, all the guys saying ‘Floyd’s going to destroy him, Floyd’s going to destroy him’.
“Wait until they meet face to face for the first time and square off, and people see the difference in the size between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.”
Fighter Nick Diaz, the brother of the only man to defeat McGregor in the UFC, isn’t ruling anything out
He told Fight Hype:
“I wouldn’t count anybody out. You’ve got a lot of stipulations to look at. You can’t just go jump on a hype train either one, you know?”
Former Mayweather opponent, Ricky Hatton, thinks it will be a walk over
He told TMZ:
“I’m a big Conor McGregor fan,” Hatton said, “and if he ever watches this interview I hope he doesn’t take this to heart, because he’s like me.
“He’s a real guy, he’s a comedian, he’s a character, he’s a colorful person, and when you watch his style of fighting I absolutely love the bloke. But it’s two different sports and I couldn’t hit him, Oscar [De La Hoya] couldn’t hit him, Canelo [Alvarez] couldn’t hit him, Conor’s not going to hit him.”