The million dollar question…
Or rather, the billion-dollar question…
(and the one I’m wrestling with right now…)
Who will win?
Mayweather or McGregor?
Two of the most famous – and yet, least loved – fighters of all time, facing off in what is arguably the biggest spectacle in pro sports history.
On the surface, both are abrasive. Ironically, Mayweather seems classier in the pre-fight run-up, but has proven through his past actions that the opposite is true. McGregor says and does outrageous things in the pre-fight hype, but seems the more decent of the two outside the arena.
So who wins? 10 years ago, I don’t think it’s even close. Mayweather in his prime was unquestionably one of the top fighters of all time. If he beats McGregor, his record will be 50 and 0. FIFTY wins, NO losses.
Sugar Ray Leonard lost 3 times. Muhammad Ali lost 5 times. Mike Tyson? 6.
Mayweather has the chance to eclipse the great Rocky Marciano’s record (also 49-0), something once thought impossible.
Conor McGregor has the chance to score what might be the biggest upset in sports history. Oddsmakers initially gave him virtually no shot at winning, but there’s been such an avalanche of money bet ON him, that they’ve had to change their tune and adjust the odds significantly. He’s now coming in as less of an underdog that a lot of Mayweather’s most recent opponents.
So hard to call. Will McGregor catch him with a big left early? The 8-oz gloves give him a fighting (pardon the pun) chance at that. Will an older, previously-retired Mayweather have the conditioning to dance 12 rounds with the hyper-fit Irishman? Will McGregor’s MMA instincts be too strong and will he go rogue with a spinning back kick to the head? THAT’S what I’d really like to see.
Either way, it’s not McGregor submitting Mayweather in the octagon, which would have been my preference. One thing’s for sure, it’ll be a helluva spectacle!
I’ve gotta predict a McGregor victory (preferably by early KO), ’cause anything else would make me sad. hahaha
Who do you think will win? Let me know in the comments!