Why Mayweather will win…

Love him or hate him, Floyd “Money” Mayweather is about to exit the limelight with a 50-0 professional boxing record. Counter-balanced by an impressive spending habit, the 40-year old Mayweather is set to step into the ring on August 26th against Conor McGregor to help pay off over $22 million dollars in unpaid taxes. While I believe Floyd is going to be in control of the whole fight, seeing as McGregor is new to the sport of boxing, there are some serious red flags about the lead man of the Money Team.
The last time Mayweather won by knockout was on September 17th, 2011, which was the same day that “the 99%” took to Wall Street and started the Occupy Wall Street movement, and before that knockout you’d have to go all the way back to 2007 to find his previous one. Along with the fact the Mayweather might not be the same overpowering fighter as he once was in his youth, Floyd will have taken almost a 2-year hiatus from the ring once he steps in on that Saturday night. Granted he’s the undefeated champion of the world, one still has to worry if there’s going to be too must rust to knock off his aging body to prevail.
Despite who I think is going to win the fight, I can’t say enough good things about Conor McGregor. Stepping out of your comfort zone of mixed martial arts and into the ring of boxing is one thing, but to do it against a man that hasn’t lost a bout in over 20 years is incredible. McGregor is truly the People’s Champ. Everything about McGregor’s mentality and approach to this fight is right up my alley, specifically the arrogance and confidence he’s expressed in press conferences. To have been defeated multiple time throughout his career and still have the fearless morale that he displays says a lot about his character.
That being said, I’m a numbers guy and 49-0 is too clear to ignore. McGregor may hold my heart in this fight, but as an outsider looking in to the world of competitive boxing, I’m going to place my bet on the “Money Man” Mayweather.

Why McGregor will win…

Floyd Mayweather is already losing. It’s a month before the fight, right after a four city, four night promotional series and Mayweather is already getting destroyed. He has never seen anything like the hurricane that is Conor McGregor. Have the press conferences been a little WWE? Yes. Do I think McGregor is consciously doing this? Also, yes. Skip Bayless has already stated this on several occasions, and even though I promised myself I would avoid agreeing with Skip fucking Bayless at all costs, he was correct on this one. McGregor knows how to work a crowd and Mayweather is quickly learning this. Granted, Mayweather has never been the greatest at fight promotion, and my brain almost explodes every time he tries to spit out a sentence, but McGregor clearly has him flustered. For a lack of a better term, Round 1 goes to McGregor.


“He will be unconscious inside of four rounds. The movement, the power, the ferociousness — he has not experienced this.”, so now let’s get to the actual fight. In a countless number of brash statements and an endless amount ridiculous showmanship, McGregor actually made several valid arguments. McGregor is physically a bigger and stronger man. Conor’s last several fights have been against larger opponents and now he gets to be the bigger foe. He’s used to knee caps to the chin, and therefore will have zero problems with the pillow-sized gloves of boxers. McGregor is also used to 5-minute rounds; as opposed to three in boxing; conditioning will play in this because Floyd will be defending more than he ever has before. McGregor’s fists are like stones and he breaks guards. When McGregor wins, it will be within the first several rounds, like he himself stated, and it will be a right hook to Floyd’s jaw.

I truly want everyone to understand that “the upset of the year” will occur. Do I think it would be an upset? No. Floyd Mayweather is already scared. His facial expressions already resemble someone who wishes he were still sitting on his Italian leather couch. He wants to go back to the time where his biggest problem in his life were his millions of dollars in tax problems. Now he has another one in in the form of an Irish Car Bomb. Conor McGregor will bring the Irish rain down on Floyd Mayweather Jr. and I won’t even be a little surprised.


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