Former Pound 4 Pound king Floyd Mayweather nowadays is just glad to be around to help the new generation of boxers to flourish as he did when he was an active fighter.
After the biggest challenge of his career, the fight of the century- Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, he’s been more active on the promotional end of the sport with the elusive Al Haymon, signing up new prospects, and offered a pro contract to Shakur Stevenson, hoping to find his young self in one of his boxers.
A video interview by The RingDigital shows Floyd reacting to a Skip Bayless suggestion that Conor McGregor could hang in there with him in boxing, after what he showed at UFC 202 against Nate Diaz.
Instead of ranting about his greatness, as he usually does, he simply laughed it off and respected Skip Bayless’ opinion.
Conor McGregor has been calling out the boxing champ, bragging about how he’d destroy him in MMA and beat him even in boxing, which makes him a laughing stock for those who truly know the sport.
Conor McGregor is unquestionably tough, although he barely beat Nate Diaz in the rematch, and that’s just the point; tough isn’t enough in boxing.
Since his first loss to Nate Diaz he’s seemingly upped his bravado Mayweather-like, also similar to Muhammad Ali, he shows off his affluence and even literally tries to look like Floyd and follow his mitt work routine.
These copycat stuff could be fun to a few, annoying to many, and it certainly won’t be enough to beat the real McCoy. Why? In a stand-up fight, he gassed out in two rounds at UFC 202. And there isn’t any comparison at all with his level of boxing. Case closed.
But it’s understandable if Conor McGregor is trying to tag along Mayweather’s brand for profit. MMA fighters pale in comparison to what even regular boxers earn, and in the interview, Floyd makes it known that he’s going to get involved in MMA to make talents win and earn more over its current business platform.
For the meantime, Floyd’s rival Manny Pacquiao will be facing Jessie Vargas in November. Boxing rumors circulate that there could be a part two of Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, although “Money May” has repeatedly dismissed the idea.
The Manny Pacquiao card will be co-headlined by another Filipino boxing star Nonito Donaire Jr.
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