In less than twenty four hours, sports fans around the world will be entering their debit card info to get the most affordable view of the most anticipated boxing match of the century. MMA superstar, Conor McGregor will enter the boxing ring for the first time ever to take on Boxing great, Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 320,000 people are expected to be in Las Vegas for this massive event. A-list celebrities like Denzel Washington, LeBron James, and Mark Wahlberg are expected to be in attendance at the T-mobile arena on August, 26 2017.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) August 25, 2017
Are We Going to See a Fight?
Before this fight ever came about, McGregor consistently taunted Mayweather and fans claiming Mayweather wanted no part of him in the ring. Mayweather was fresh on retirement at the time and based on his Instagram, a boxing no-timer was the least of his concerns. But since the fight has come about, it seems like its been less about a boxing match and more about promoting a show.
Mayweather and McGregor went on a four city promotional tour that included some of the most outlandish and comical acts of “I’m gonna beat your a**. NO! I’m gonna beat your a**!”
From throwing money all over the stage to pretending to spank your opponent, we saw sides of Mayweather and McGregor that screamed that an actual boxing match was the last thing on their mind. It was more of a contest on who can generate the biggest payout.
But let’s get this understood. This is Floyd “Money” Mayweather. The alias nickname is a direct result of his talent in this very sport we are paying to see. With 49 wins and zero losses, Mayweather is an undisputed great, and one hell of a boxer. Conor McGregor, money, and boxing have never been in the same sentence until 2017. While Conor McGregor is a beast in his own realm of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), he is at a severe disadvantage going up against arguably the greatest boxer of all time.
The Conor McGregor impersonation on ‘SNL: Weekend Update’ was too much 😂
— Complex (@Complex) August 25, 2017
With that being said, McGregor’s chances of defeating Mayweather is the equivalent of Cersei Lannister defeating Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones.
It’s just not happening.
It will most certainly be a weekend to remember in Las Vegas. Casinos and strip nightlife will guarantee they get at least your next paycheck out of you before you head home to reality. If you were fortunate enough to actually get a ticket to the fight, I hope the “show” is worth it because the most amount of competitive boxing we’ll see will be in the undercards.