Two of boxing’s biggest stars blast McGregor and Mayweather…
The worlds of boxing and MMA have never before been so closely associated. Since late 2015 it’s been drama after drama, and you can blame two of the sports respective biggest stars for that.
Once Conor McGregor captured the featherweight title at UFC 194, he also wanted to expand outside MMA. Taking on the world of professional boxing, among many others, McGregor got to talking about Floyd Mayweather.
Starting off as a bit of a ‘what if?’ debate, the McGregor vs. Mayweather hype train quickly barrelled out of control. Once ‘The Notorious’ had captured his second UFC title last November, things got even deeper.
Announcing he’d be taking a break from the sport, McGregor became unhappy with how the UFC treated him. Shortly after he revealed he was taking a vacation, the promotion stripped the Irishman of his featherweight title.
This led to a rift that only strengthened the talk of boxing Mayweather.
Although Conor McGregor would blast his employers and obtain a boxing license, not everyone is sold on the idea. Gennady Golovkin once said he liked McGregor’s chances int he boxing ring, bu that was before a number of rather awkward training vidos with ‘The Notorious’ were released.
Here’s what ‘GGG’ said on the McGregor vs. Mayweather madness, per ESPN:
“It’s not too much interest for this fight because it’s a commercial fight, a businesses fight. It’s not boxing, it’s just very good for Floyd’s record,” Golovkin stated.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez isn’t impressed either. In fact, the Mexican goes as far as saying McGregor vs. Mayweather is nothing more than a joke. As per LowKick:
TMZ Sports recently caught up with the Mexican boxing star, who’s only career loss comes at the hands of ‘Money’, who told them that the talk of a possible superfight between ‘The Notorious One’ and Mayweather is a ‘joke.’ Alvarez took it a step further by calling the potential match-up ‘disrespectful to boxing.’