SMACK CHECK: Tracking McGregor-Mayweather talk through fight
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 16, 2017,
Jun 16, 2017, 14:36
I challenge Iron Mike Tyson to a boxing match on the Mayweather vs McGregor fight card. The 40-year-old Mayweather, who was unbeaten during his professional career, is coming out of retirement to lock horns with the superstar of the mixed martial arts, McGregor, in a blockbuster boxing bout at Las Vegas on August 26. The long discussed, highly anticipated fight will be contested at 154 pounds, over 12 rounds, and it will go down at the T-Mobile Arena.
Stephen Espinoza, executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports, which will be responsible for distributing pay-per-view packages, stated that this event is much bigger than anyone thinks, and that he believes this will be something unforgettable. Chris put out his own footage showing the opposite and now he's re-sharing that to the world following the announcement of Mayweather vs. McGregor. According to USA Today, the fight contract expressly forbids McGregor from kicking, or using his elbows, against Mayweather.
McGregor is the top pay-per-view draw in UFC while Mayweather had been the money-spinner in some of boxing's biggest bouts, including matchups with Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao and United States star Oscar De La Hoya.
"Anything can happen so that's why I like to watch from the outside, it's unknown, you don't know what's going to happen", the American said.
Rising star Catterall, who is expected to face Tyrone Nurse for the British title later this year, got the call from the Mayweather camp through a mutual contact and jumped at the chance to learn from the sport's best. I think that fight was so big and everybody was going so insane about it, that a lot of mistakes were made that cost them money, which is hilarious to say because that's the biggest money-making fight of all time. However, "The Notorious" Conor McGregor has defied all odds to become the champion he is today. No, but the kid, first of all, is a southpaw and people can argue one way or the other but Floyd, traditionally, if you want to say there's ever been a kink in the armor with that kid, it's with southpaws.
The fight - under boxing rules - is bound to draw huge interest from fans and massive pay days for the two fighters. He said that a win for McGregor would make him the biggest athlete in the world.