Gennady Golovkin says Mayweather-McGregor will not overshadow fight with Alvarez
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 1:52
Conor McGregor is unlikely to ever experience the frustration that will nearly certainly accompany his first foray into the world of professional boxing. Only Brock Lesnar's fight against Frank Mir in 2009 is sandwiched between those two.
McGregor has no professional boxing experience.
In an interview with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani, the Ultimate Fighter season five victor said: "I think everybody is trying to put the pressure on us with these rumours and stuff". Every time he fights he's doubted, people are like, 'You cant do this, you cant do that.' We know what Conor is capable of. Meanwhile, McGregor would return seven times the initial bet.
There are two key factors that determine the total gross revenue of a fight (how much money it makes in simple terms), and then a number of other parties who clip the tickets.
To say the very least, this cross-sport fight is controversial. We need to see what Mayweather is gonna be coming with.
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"I think he's gonna put him away", Roddy said.
The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada.
Initially the market average listed Mayweather as a -1000 betting favorite, with the take-back on McGregor at +700.
"I am a filthy Irish animal", reads one caption for a picture of McGregor looking comfortable in the ring - an unfamiliar setting for the ordinarily caged fighter - as he stands in front of the portrait. I don't think it will be something like that, but I do think this is the kind of thing where people are going to want to watch it, touch it and feel it.
McGregor's manager Audie Attar of Paradigm Sports Management revealed on Monday when speaking to MMAFighting that they purposefully let his previous apparel deal expire in anticipation of this showdown with Mayweather. Conor has an exceptional ability to read fighters.
"Floyd will stop him. I love Bruce Lee and the other disciplines and when he fought against other fighters, you wanted to see the differences, so I can see the appeal", Lewis said.