Despite the fight being an absolute blockbuster and a matchup that virtually everyone in the world wants to see, it’s tough being Conor McGregor nowadays, what with the amount of ridicule he must be receiving on a daily basis regarding his chances against boxing elite Floyd Mayweather Jr.

If you thought Mayweather vs. McGregor wasn’t going to happen, you probably underestimated how much money there was to be made…

Does Conor McGregor stand a chance against Floyd Mayweather?

The two are scheduled to meet August 26th in Las Vegas for what is expected to be one of the richest fights in combat sports history. The spectacle pits this generation’s best boxer against arguably the best fighter in mixed martial arts today.

It’s an interesting matchup to say the least. One of the most intriguing aspects of the bout is the fact that McGregor has absolutely no professional boxing experience. The Irishman boxed when he was 12 years old and won an all-Ireland title. But that’s the extent of his amateur experience. Mayweather on the other hand has boxed since he was a child and is 49-0 as a professional.

The disparity in skill and experience is night and day. And a lot of fans believe it will show exactly that by the time the two share the ring.

There are those who believe in a puncher’s chance for McGregor, but nothing beyond that realm. Most everyone knows that Mayweather is in pole position here.


One man who isn’t afraid to give his opinion is Freddie Roach

Before the Mayweather bout was announced, McGregor considered training at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card gym. And list the aid of the legendary boxing coach himself. Because that didn’t happen, Roach can talk all he wants now about McGregor’s chances against Mayweather.

Speaking to Fight Hub TV, Roach pulled no punches.

“He (McGregor) is fun to watch. He’s a character. But again, he’s not that good of a fighter. He’ll let his hands go for a little while. But boxing-wise, supposedly he went to Wild Card west and boxed with Chris Van Heerden. Van Heerden told me ‘f*cking I killed him’,” said Roach.

“I mean, I wasn’t there so I don’t know. But Chris Van Heerden, he’s a tough kid, a good boxer.”

“Yeah, I’m sure there are some stiffs out there,” said Roach. “We’ve dug them up before, nobody of note though.”

Conor McGregor will make his pro boxing debut against one of the greatest ring technicians ever, Floyd Mayweather. Is this an ill-fated task for the Irish UFC star?

Can McGregor shock the world?

Despite doubt coming in from basically everyone around him, McGregor remains confident that he can shock the world on August 26th. It’s a crazy idea to think that he could somehow pull off the upset. But if he wins, it’s going to be huge.

In all honesty, there is no conceivable way McGregor beats Mayweather in the boxing ring. The only advantage McGregor has going for him is his power. But everyone knows that in boxing, power isn’t everything. There is a great deal of skill involved in the art of punching.

Whereas in mixed martial arts, McGregor is used to just touching guys and they fall. This isn’t MMA however, and when the two step into that ring, McGregor will be in Mayweather’s territory.

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  1. McGregor is nothing without Dana White. Nate Diaz beat McGregor twice, and now Dana White won’t do a third fight because he knows McGregor will lose. Without Dana White, McGregor is just another drunk at the bar, spouting his mouth off.

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