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White: McGregor Would Pay Steep Penalty for Fouling Mayweather

Pammachio Corsino | 19 Giugno, 2017, 05:20

The 12-round fight will be fought at 154 pounds and will mark a return to the ring for Mayweather after an nearly two-year layoff.

John Kavanagh has broken his silence on the recently-announced mega-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. Mayweather, who retired in September 2015 after winning all 49 of his pro fights, will face a mixed martial arts fighter who has never been in a scheduled 12-round fight at the MGM Grand arena. According to the New York Times, Mayweather's 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao drew almost 4.5 million viewers through pay-per-view.

"This is really an unprecedented event", said Stephen Espinoza, who heads Showtime Sports, which will handle the pay-per-view.

"One thing I've been very impressed with is his hands", Ellerbe said of McGregor. "Obviously Conor and I have been talking a lot throughout this negotiation, and he wants to turn around and fight again this year". I think it would be a great fight. Mayweather has spent the last decade frustrating and outpointing challengers to his pound for pound throne, and none of them came close to beating him either.


But as we saw in this interview, White seemed more than willing to talk up that fight as part of a huge end of the year for combat sports. The ex-two-division champ, who recently became a father, has yet to defend the lightweight belt that he took from Eddie Alvarez in November at UFC 205.

But Mayweather has earned a reputation as one of the savviest fighters in the history of boxing, silencing more explosive opponents like Pacquiao with his astute technical approach. "He will go after Floyd Mayweather and he will try to knock him out".

That is to be expected for money-line wagers involving sizeable favorites Bettors love making a big score without risking much and McGregor provides just that type of opportunity. "This is the best MMA fighter going against the best boxer in a boxing match, so people are looking at that issue as something that was heightened". When asked what the regulations would be, White said: "Boxing".

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