Mayweather killing McGregor in the ring has to be the least likely outcome. I do think the doctors have a point on sanctioning of the fight. What is the point of a boxing commission if they will approve an unranked amateur to fight a 5-time World Champ?
Basically, Floyd has convinced the rest of us to pay him 100 million dollars so he can beat up a white boy from Ireland that has been talking ---- about him on the internet. I'm interested, I'll watch, but I don't think anyone will be satisfied whatever the outcome. What we all really want to see is Floyd in tight shorts, no shoes, and 6oz gloves in an octagon with McGregor and nowhere to run. THAT fight would only end when McGregor grew bored bashing him.
if McGregor just kicks Mayweather Mayweather's camp made sure to put elbows, knees, and kicks in the contract. McGregor loses his fight check if he throws one.
When the fight was first announced I thought McGregor was good money at -400. I took it, along with a 6th round KO at 2100/1. The numbers have moved dramatically over the last few weeks with almost all the money going to one side so McGregor is a much smaller underdog at the book. Given time to reflect and listen to commentary my opinion hasn't changed much. I feel like I've flopped a low straight; it's a family pot, I'll probably be outdrawn, but a sizeable bet is good money and the only way to win is to play.
The consensus opinion of boxing experts (Atlas, Merchant, Kellerman etal) rubs me wrong. I think their self-importance has created a professional bias, an abrasively arrogant bias. I want them to be wrong. They come off like some 80 year old Jewish music producer that thinks his opinion on Hip-Hop is useful. I mean, he doesn't know ----. He was just some guy that heard The Sensations in a bar, he didn't create The Sensations. Same with most of these boxing experts. Tommy Atlas had two amateur fights and lost. That should have been the last time anyone ever asked his opinion about anything. The guy is an idiot. But fate put him in the same gym as a 15yo Mike Tyson, Mike's true mentor Cus D'Amato dies and Atlas became the Puff Daddy of boxing. Max Kellerman, please, has he ever even played a sport?
A 40 year old man after a two year layoff is going to have-a-scrap with a 27 year old man who is bigger and stronger. It is that simple for me. I admit that my hatred for Mayweather and everything he thinks he stands for, along with my man-crush of Conner may be clouding my judgement.