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Tonight one of the most highly anticipated bouts in boxing history will take place live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas as UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor takes on one of the greatest pound for pound boxers in the world, the incomparable 49-0 Floyd “Money” Mayweather in a boxing match!
The price tag has been set at just underneath a $100 to order it on PPV. The tickets have gone for up to $100,000 grand to witness it live. If you can’t get to Vegas, then no worries, it is supposed to garner up to 5 Million pay per view buys.
It is near improbable to believe the “rookie” Conor McGregor will stand even a punchers chance as he takes on one of the greatest boxers of all time, if not the greatest boxer of all time in Mayweather. Conor has never set foot in a boxing ring and was recently out boxed in an embarrassing UFC loss to Nate Diaz in March of 2016.
Mayweather is 49-0 and has destroyed the likes of Angel Manfredy, Tony Pep, Jose Luis Castillo, Arturo Gatti, Oscar De La Hoya, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Victor Ortiz, Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, Many Pacquiao and many more. He is tough to hit, and tough to escape from his counters!
One would have to think that there is no chance for McGregor to catch him, let alone get out of the first round. The thing is, McGregor believes he can and he is selling that thought to anyone who will listen. McGregor is no dummy, and he wouldn’t have taken this fight if he didn’t truly believe he could win and would win!
He does stand that punchers chance we eluded too earlier. He has knocked out some of the biggest and baddest UFC competitors during his run with the company. Overall in MMA, he has an impressive 21 wins, with 18 coming by knockout!
Since entering the UFC in April 2013, he is 9-1 with 7 of those wins coming by knockout. These aren’t bums he is putting away either, he has knocked out the likes of Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo, Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier to name just a few.
That is more than just hype, it is hope! It will only take one solid shot from McGregor to put Mayweather out. Will it happen, will he catch him? We will all find out tonight!
With all of that being said, the bottom line remains that Floyd Mayweather is a pro, McGregor is a rookie in his first fight. McGregor will need to square up Floyd early and land a vicious shot to win it. Mayweather is simply too skilled to allow that to happen. McGregor will eventually tire out and then it is only a matter of time from there.
As Mayweather likes to say, he takes them into deep water and allows them to sink. It is no accident that even some of his most well renown opponents tired out in the late rounds because of his frantic and defensive style. McGregor will press him early, but it won’t be enough.
Official Prediction – Floyd Mayweather by TKO in the 4th round.