Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor didn’t obtain a very good reception concerning the notion of a rematch.
The pair fought one of many drabbest exhibitions in historical past through the summer time of 2017, solely breaking boundaries resulting from their respective names.
When it comes to technical capability, McGregor seemed like a misplaced pet. Floyd may flip up the warmth at will and did so within the later rounds.
McGregor was slapping, hitting on the again of the top, and didn’t even look as if he knew what boxing was, at occasions.
The Irishman wants to stay to Blended Martial Arts as something boxing-related is solely taking cash from boxing followers with no finish product.
Dana White, his boss at UFC, agrees with that sentiment fully.
“I didn’t even know that [Floyd vs Conor 2 was a thing],” White advised TMZ. “I haven’t seen it.
“However I’ve lower than zero curiosity in seeing that once more.”
Most within the sport would echo that ultimate sentence from White. Boxing legend Jim Lampley additionally mentioned comparable when talking to TMZ himself.
“Why ought to [Floyd Mayweather] retire? He created a fabulous rip-off with this entire factor [of Mayweather vs McGregor,” Lampley advised TMZ. “He allowed Conor to cite ‘win’ three rounds.
“That is in order that the entire international MMA want neighborhood may have one thing to latch on to with the battle.
“I believe there’s a good probability there are sufficient suckers on the market. Floyd may perhaps make one other $150 million. Why not? It’s all a set-up.”
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WBN has acknowledged on multiple event that Mayweather carried McGregor for these first few rounds. He might need been higher off instructing “The Infamous” how one can field whereas he was there doing it.
“A wonderful rip-off” sums up quite a lot of what Mayweather and McGregor are at the moment placing out into the boxing world. Their delusion of what is going to promote appears to be a bullet-proof measure in the mean time.
Perhaps they thought, ‘let’s wait 5 years for everybody to overlook how dangerous the primary battle was, after which we are able to do it once more’ – not realizing how laborious the primary occasion is to get out of your mind.
Regardless of the case is, Floyd vs Conor 2 definitely wouldn’t promote anyplace close to the 4 million plus Pay Per View buys it did the primary time round.
The views expressed on this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.