Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are training for the latest hyped fight of a lifetime, and the anticipation continues to rise from the boxing and MMA worlds. The pay-per-view is widely expected to do huge numbers, but there is one person who seems to be lacking in the hoopla and excitement. That man is Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao, having battled with Mayweather once before in 2015 in one of the most anticipated and long-overdue bouts at the time, accurately feels Mayweather should be able to mop the floor with McGregor. And that could lead to a hype train that ultimately gets derailed like a Super Bowl from the 1990s.
“McGregor has no chance in this fight,” Pacquiao said in a story by Yahoo writer Dan Wetzel. “In fact, it could be very boring.”
“There is no way he will be able to land a meaningful punch on Floyd,” Pacquiao said. “How could he? He has no professional experience in boxing.”
Here’s an artist rendering of this analysis…
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The bout between boxing icon Mayweather and MMA superstar McGregor draws its interest from being a unique clash of boxing and mixed martial arts to answer any “what if” questions, which leaves Pacquiao uninterested. Instead, Pacquiao is focused on an actual boxing bout on the schedule for a few weeks after the Mayweather-McGregor clash.
“The real fight and the best fight is [Gennady] Golovkin vs. Canelo [Alvarez],” Pacquiao told Yahoo Sports. “The best vs. the best. That’s the fight I will be watching.”
I’ll just guess Pacquiao will keep an eye on the Mayweather-McGregor fight as well. How could he simply ignore it?
In the meantime, Pacquiao is preparing for his own fight. He takes on undefeated Jeff Horn on July 1.