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Mayweather vs. McGregor 2017: ‘A tremendous event’, should happen says analyst

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Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor, the current top fighter in the MMA world should clash heads in the near future, according to an analyst. Fox Sports’ Jason Whitlock discussed the possibility of a Mayweather vs. McGregor fight in their show saying it would be a “tremendous event” if it happens.

The Mayweather vs. McGregor bout is likely to be in the boxing ring rather than the Octagon and this rumor has been discussed countless times in the recent months even if the American boxer is already retired.

Like Mayweather’s rival Manny Pacquiao, who returned to boxing and unretired earlier this month, Mayweather is expected to consider returning to the ring. The money involved is just too big and a Mayweather vs. McGregor bout is sure to produce a huge amount of money in the gate sales and pay-per-view (PPV).

Another big money fight for Mayweather vs. McGregor in 2017?

It was last year that Mayweather fought Pacquiao in the “Fight of the Century”, which gave both boxers record-breaking fight purses their careers. A Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight is also being talked about in the fight scene since it will again produce a similar hype and money, but Mayweather vs. McGregor could be what the fight fans want.

McGregor is coming off a big win over Eddie Alvarez in a historic fight. The Irishman knocked out Alvarez in the second round in the main event of UFC 2015 last Saturday. McGregor became the first-ever two-division champion in the history of the UFC.

Meanwhile, by his punching power, McGregor will be challenged by Mayweather, who is known for his defensive skills. McGregor vs. Mayweather in 2017 might break the PPV records and gate sales if both decide to meet on top of the ring.

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