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Ex-sparring partner predicts 'easy' win for Mayweather in McGregor fight

Ex-sparring partner predicts 'easy' win for Mayweather in McGregor fight Ex-sparring partner predicts 'easy' win for Mayweather in McGregor fight
Noah Ferguson | 21 June, 2017, 20:06

Floyd Mayweather's fight against Conor McGregor in August is set to break all of boxing's box-office records. The 40-year-old Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) made it perfectly clear once the Mayweather-McGregor drama began late last year that he had no interest whatsoever in facing McGregor in an MMA match.

As per British publication Sun, McGregor, who now possess the UFC lightweight championship, could be paid $100 million for just showing up to the fight. The interest already generated by the fight is extraordinary and the crossing of the disciplines of fighting and MMA is forecasted to pull in a record number of views as well as live attendance. "I'm not saying he's going to win the fight, but I certainly will be betting on him and give him a better chance than most".

Defending UFC lightweight champion will take on "Money" Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26. Mayweather, meanwhile, won one of the biggest fights of his life when he jumped up in weight to fight Oscar de la Hoya for the 154-pound belt in 2007.

As explained by White on ESPN's Sports Center on Wednesday night, Mayweather has agreed to head up half a stone from the Berto clash to battle McGregor at what is effectively the super-welterweight limit.

"I talked to Conor McGregor this morning", White said. McGregor has proven the power of his infamous left hand with 18 of his 21 career wins resulting from a knock-out.

However, that means McGregor vs. Mayweather would need to take in nearly double the $600 million the American's fight with Manny Pacquiao made - dubbed "the richest night in sports history".

Rumors and reports of a fight have been floating for nearly a year, with both fighters openly acknowledging a potential bout. He said that even if that happens, it wouldn't damage the UFC or McGregor's credibility. The fight will take place in a boxing ring and be governed by boxing rules.

Ellerbe concluded: "Conor McGregor is a terrific guy, he's amusing as hell to me". When Conor hits people, they go.

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