How Mayweather vs. McGregor would go?
Lately there’s been a lot of talk about MMA vs. boxing. There’s always been a fascination about this kind of showdown, and since MMA became more mainstream the intrigue heightened.
Excluding James Toney’s foray in to the UFC, and of course Ricardo Mayorga’s circus, we haven’t seen many male boxers in MMA. Perhaps the most successful boxer to ever transition is Holly Holm. Recently, it’s all been about Mayweather and McGregor.
MMA vs. Boxing’s Biggest Fight
Following his explosive win over Eddie Alvarez, Conor McGregor has been heavily linked to Floyd Mayweather. The two combat sports icons have been going back-and-forth, with things taking a more serious note last month.
UFC president Dana White made a purse bid of $25 million each, but it was met with bad reactions. Obviously Mayweather scoffed at the idea, and McGregor claimed he would not fight in the UFC next, but rather in the boxing ring.
With all this madness going on, one video of a young boxing champion sparring a mixed martial artist is going viral. Meet Rakeem Nealy:
Rakeem Nealy Boxes Pro MMA Fighter In Video Below
15-year old boxing prodigy Rakeem Nealy has been fighting since age 7. By the time he was 11 years old, Nealy had won the prestigious amateur title of Golden Gloves champion. As he approaches adulthood, a lot of people in the fight game are watching this kid.
Against ‘Ultimate Fighter’ veteran Jaimy Alvarez, Nealy held his own. Currently 6-1 as a professional MMA fighter, Alvarez agreed to go a couple rounds with the upcoming boxer. Judging by the footage below, this kid is going to be something very special.
Watch Nealy vs. Alvarez in their intense sparring session on the Youtube player below:
If this is anything to go by, how do you think McGregor would fare against a man with 25 more years boxing experience than Nealy?