Don't Blow Your Money on the Mayweather-McGregor Fraud.

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I'm sure a lot of you have already started hearing the hype about the "fight" between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

The allure is what would happen if an MMA fighter got in the ring with a boxer.

Added to that is these are two of best known and biggest loudmouths and natural promoters in sports. Both are also widely hated.

The hype for this event will reach historic proportions on all the sports media outlets and social media. Like it's actually a real sporting event that could have any outcome.

In reality it's all a con game designed to separate you from your hard earned dollars.

First off, it's not a about an MMA fighter taking on a boxer. The bout will be held under boxing rules so McGregor will not be an MMA fighter but a boxer. A below novice boxer who has no business being in the ring with Mayweather.

You will hear from the media that McGregor has a punchers change. I'm hearing it already on radio shows.

He doesn't. Boxing is very different than MMA. Boxers are trained to deliver and take punches in a way that MMA fighters are not. MMA fighters punching is only part of their training along with kicking, grappling, wrestling and other arts. They are not trained in the art of throwing or taking or avoiding punches like boxers are.

So while McGregor might throw a punch that another MMA fighter finds powerful, that same blow would not phase Mayweather one bit.

Floyd is a master at blocking, slipping and deflecting blows. These are blows thrown by other top quality boxers trained to punch with peak efficiency and surprise. A punch thrown by a novice like McGregor will look like it's coming in slow motion to Floyd.

There is another factor that militates strongly against the one big punch McGregor win. Mayweather, despite his safety first style is a very tough man. He has fought some hard punchers in his career and never once was in serious trouble. He can take a very good boxers punch. That is a huge asset for a boxer and he has it.

This fight will be one sided and boring ending in the only way it can, with Mayweather's hand raised at the end. That could be one of three ways:

Mayweather should have no problem penetrating Conors defense. Now Floyd is not a hard puncher for a boxer but to an MMA fighter not used to taking the punches of a boxer, those blows may feel much harder and do more damage.

So if that scenario happens, Floyd may simply jar and knock out McGregor fairly quickly. If McGregor can take Floyd's punches, then it will devolve into a slow time beat down where Mayweather punishes him round after round until Conor breaks down and is stopped.

The third scenario is that Floyd, as is often the case, just plays at defense and counter punching, picking his spots enough to win round after round and takes home a very, very lop sided, boring decision.

Does McGregor have any chance at all? I don't see how unless Floyd, who is old is just totally shot. And I mean for McGregor to win, he would have to be totally shot with no reflexes left at all, not able to throw punches when he wants nor block those he sees coming. Unless he has completely lost all his reflexes since his last fight, that won't happen.

If you have a ton of money and just can't help but buy into the hype and get this "fight", do so. You won't like what you get back for the buck. Remember Mayweather's fights are inherently dull, it's just the way he fights. And what makes this one even worse is McGregor has no business being in the ring with him under these rules.

If you have an urge to buy it, to see a fight, but don't want to waste that hundred dollars on this shame, do yourself a favor, wait a few more weeks and purchase the Triple G-Canelo Alvarez title fight. These two men are legit fighters who fight with passion and aggression. Two of the better fighters around right now. Their attacking styles are a perfect mesh (remember, styles make good fights) and predicate that this fight will have plenty of action, lots of punches thrown and taken by both men who hit hard. There is a good chance this will end up a real brawl and end in a knockout or a brutal war of attrition that will have a ton of exciting moments along the way.


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not sure if its going to be a good fight but i know its going to be entertaining... two idiots going to slap each other then one idiot going to lose. Well, if a person knows the internet well enough, that person can watch anything.. lol


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I personally don't think it's good for the pure boxing fan which I am. Floyd wouldn't be doing it if he wasn't guaranteed to make 9 figures. I mean if you want to watch the circus on TV then by all means, pay for it.


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Dino,

Watching it "free" on the net is one thing. And understandable. Paying $100 which thousands will do is insane. Those who do will regret it and complain after. But they will get exactly what they deserve. You know, a fool and his money.....

As for watching two idiots slap each other, to be honest I'm not even interested in that, even free.

Pete,

As an old time boxing fan from its golden age of the 70's I agree this isn't a good thing for a real boxing fan because they know what a joke it is and what's going to happen.

But if I was Floyd and they offered my that kind of money for the easiest night in the ring of my life I'd take it too.

Like I said for the real boxing fan the true fight, not the silly circus will happen soon after when Golovkin takes on Alvarez.

I've only seen them fight twice because I don't follow the sport much anymore and I will not pay for fights but based on my very limited exposure to them I like Triple G to win that.

I know youre a current boxing fan. Who do you like?


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lmao. true, agree. Remember the fight between manny vs mayweather where they overhyped everything and said its going to be the best boxing match in history blah blah and so on.. Next thing you know, it was one of the worst match in boxing (mayweather runs around in the ring like a little girl and manny throw punches worst than a girl lmao). If there are people to be deceived then there are always be deceivers.


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Dino,

Exactly!

Mayweather fights with an extremely cautious defensive, dull style. It makes his fights boring. But people keep shelling out huge bucks when he fights certain opponents then always complain when the fight lacks action and feel they were ripped off!

Duh.


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I yell ya SPQR, there are several young, up and coming fighters. The two fighters that have my attention are Terrence Crawford (Light Weltereight) and Errol Spence (Welterweight). Both are amazing in their own right. After them, I'd throw Kell Brook, Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman in there as well.

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I'd take the money too.....lol.


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Pete,

I'll have to watch for those guys. Thanks.

There is another guy I saw who impressed me, Britains heavywieght Anthony Joshua who knocked out Klitchko in April for a version of the title.

Lots of people in the press called it one of the greatest heavyweight fights of all time.

It wasn't. But it was a real good one, the best in the last twenty years or so.

Joshua impressed my because he took some serious punches, got knocked down but rose to battle back hard and win by knockout over the much more experienced Klitchko who fought a good fight.

He showed skill, heart, toughness and stamina.

I think he may be the best heavyweight we've seen in decades.

Did you see that fight? If so what did you think?

Who do like in the upcoming Golovkin Alvarez "super" fight?


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I didn't happen to see that fight but I'll keep my eye out for Joshua. As for Triple G/ Canelo, right now I'm leaning more Triple G right now because of the size and power but Canelo is a different fighter from when he fought Mayweather years ago. He's turned himself into more of a pure boxer while still mixing the bully in there as well. Man I really don't know though. I think it's more 50/50 now. I think this is going to go down to the wire. Triple IMO would've lost his last fight to Daniel Jacobs had he not knocked Jacobs down in an early round. Jacobs really punished Triple G. The scorecards were 114-113, 115-112 & 115-112.


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Pete,

Your thinking is right along with mine on that fight. Triple G is the bigger, stronger, harder puncher.

But he looked like he was starting to slip in that Jacobs fight.

Of course Jacobs style is much different from Alvarez who is smaller and much more aggressive.

If Alvarez can use his speed to get in and out fast, land combinations then move out he has a good chance.

If he is reduced to barrelling in and taking lots of shots to land his own then things could come apart.

As you said, it's actually his boxing ability in this match that is his best ticket to win.

This fight will really tell how much boxing ability Alvaez has picked up the last few years.


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Pete,

That Russian fighter people are just raving about Vasyl Lomachenko is defending his super featherweight title on ESPN this Saturday night. I really want to see if this guy is worth the amazing hype he's getting.


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Listening to you guys makes me want to start watching boxing more. Gave up on it years ago, watched Tyson in his early days, but pretty much started to move away from it after Sugar Ray was gone.


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Kkennon,

Back in the seventies and early 80s boxing was by far my favorite sport because of how many great fighters and terrific matchups there were and in my view the most exciting sport, way over football and hoops. They also had top notch fights on free TV every month. Fights you could never get free now. I can't tell you how many breath taking wars I saw that had me screaming throughout. It was spectacular. I knew all the champions, all the contenders and young up and coming fighters in every division. I subscribed to four boxing magazines. I lived for it.

I lost interest at the end of the Lennox Lewis era for several reasons, no good free fights, the talent dried up because other sports lured the best athletes as they started paying huge bucks, so why box? And the end of 15 round title fights.

But in the last few months I have started picking up on the sport again a bit. I'll see if I stay with it. There are some nice fighters out there, more so than in many years and that does interest me some.

I know I'll never be the fan I was back then but I will say when you have two great fighters who meet and produce a classic, there is no sporting event more exciting.


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Got to give MacGregor credit for sticking it out as long as he could. Cudos but in the end, Mayweather's boxing skills was too much. I'll tell you one thing, if you thought MacGregor was star, you ain't seen nothing yet. Even though he lost, he's about to blow up bigger than he already was IMO. KODI is something else.....lol.


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Pete,

Floyd is forty and washed up and he looked it. If that spectacle had taken place five years ago it would have ended in five. If he got in the ring with Alvarez or Golovkin it would have ended fast and brutally.

In fact it wouldn't even take those two guys. There are many fighters we haven't even heard of who would take McGregor out in short order.

I'll give him credit for lasting that long with a washed up forty year old who never was a puncher but nothing else because he did and deserves nothing else. That's not to take anything from him because he's not a boxer and shouldn't be in the ring with one.

Anyway it was the easiest money I ever made on a bet. They offered me easy money when they made that travesty so far be it for me to turn it down. They can match him with a boxer any time and like Tom Joad from Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, I'll be there.

I'll be there to make more easy money.

Floyd would be wise to retire. If he fought a good boxer he would get beat. McGregor would be wise to stay in MMA.

If he does, as you said Pete, he will be a bigger star than ever because of tonight. His star has never been brighter, even though as I said his only accomplishment was making it to round ten with an old, washed up fighter which contrary to popular media opinion tonight I don't consider all that impressive.

He will also be bigger simply for insinuating his way into Mayweather's world and into the ring with him for that kind of money. That is a different level of fame and notoriety than he ever could have gotten in MMA.

Will he fight in the octagon again for 800 grand after this? No. Now he will want really paid and used Floyd and that stage to put himself in a position to do just that.


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Can't argue with you there SPQR. Spot on. Now lets get ready to watch the real fight between Triple G and Canelo.


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Indeed. Too bad that fight won't get the deserved hype they gave the sideshow this week.

But for those who know the sport, the real great matchup is now coming.


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Just watched the Quadras-Estrada fight on HBO. You won't see a more exciting sporting event all year. Wow.

All three judges had it 114-113 Estrada. Those two guys beat the hell out of each other. An 11th round knockdown pulled the fight out for Estrada barely.

It's this kind of fight that on those special nights can make boxing the most electric sport there is and can make MMA look like a snooze festival.

You had to see it to understand. If you didn't you missed out.


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Well Pete, you can put Naoya Inoue on the list of young, exciting fighters. His nickname is The Monster and he is.


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