Another boxing legend weighs in on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather…

During his four-year run in the UFC, Conor McGregor has undoubtedly accomplished very much. Now that he’s seeking a big payday in boxing, some people believe the Irishman will also conquer the squared ring.

Although he has great striking for MMA, everyone knows boxing is a whole different ball game. Can the counter-striking notorious one box against Floyd Mayweather? Many have weighed in with their opinions lately.

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather edge closer to a boxing superfight by the day…

Punchers Chance?

Comparing the two sports is like apples and oranges, but if McGregor laces up the boxing gloves it will certainly answer our questions. Can a top level MA fighter beat a top level boxer at their own game?

Quite often the opposite is the result when a boxer tries to enter MMA at a high level debut. One world famous ex-boxing champion is fascinated by MMA, but not so much by McGregor boxing Mayweather.

Although he praised McGregor’s striking in the past, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson has now done a 180:

Mike Tyson believes COnor McGregor will not do well in a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather…

“Ridiculous”

As transcribed by MMAMania, Mike Tyson says Conor will look very bad if he chooses to compete in boxing against Floyd:

“Only way it could ruin boxing is if McGregor goes and boxes Floyd because he’s going to look really ridiculous boxing him,” Tyson told SiriusXM Sports. “But if he goes in there with the UFC stuff, now this could be pretty interesting. He doesn’t win in a boxing match. People will pay for anything. If two people are fighting, people will pay for it.”

This is a big difference from the statement Tyson made about McGregor back in April 2016:

Mike Tyson and Conor McGregor pictured at a UFC event…

Back in Mid-2016, Mike Tyson Was Literally Gushing Over Conor McGregor…

“Conor is very charismatic. Jon Jones is bad, but deep down he’s a decent kind of person and very shy. Whereas this guy, Conor, he’s the man. He reminds me of the old-time boxers, one of those guys that’s just into everything. He walks into the room and everybody stands up. He sucks the air out of the room. He’s just a really interesting guy. He does things nobody else has been able to do, too.”

“He’s kind of like an animated character, one that’s real though. He’s a great fighter, but his personality is even bigger than his talent. Isn’t that crazy? He’s got this huge personality. Nobody in MMA has ever had a personality as big as his. Ronda [Rousey] is just like a monster. The things she would do, but this guy is different. His personality is phenomenal.”

So Tyson has changed his mind over McGregor’s boxing. Other big names from the boxing world have also opined on the big fight. Oscar De La Hoya wrote an angry letter to his fans, urging them not to buy the event.

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