Who would win a boxing match: Conor McGregor or Floyd Mayweather? | The Tylt
Who would win a boxing match: Conor McGregor or Floyd Mayweather?
McGregor is good. Nobody denies it. But he would be stepping into Mayweather's ring. No kicking, no elbows and no grappling. Oh, and he'd be facing one of the best boxers in the world. You really think Mayweather can't defend himself? Shannon Sharpe from The Undisputed had this to say.
"When it comes to boxing, it’s disrespectful to say Conor McGregor can beat Floyd Mayweather Jr."
Something you have to love about Conor McGregor, sometimes it feels like he wins his fights by sheer force of will. This guy talks a good game, but he also follows it up. You could call him cocky, but he'd stare you down and say "I'm just the best and pointing it out." This is a 14-minute video and the first two minutes are dedicated to Mayweather. If you watch the whole thing, you'll be convinced McGregor is a force of nature.
"He's getting old now. I've got the size, I've got the reach, I have the height and I have the youth.... I don't really care about rules, he can make all the rules he wants. I know he wouldn't want a true MMA fight, if he wants a limited fight, that's no problem."
Boxing is an art and Mayweather has been practicing it his entire career. This isn't to diminish Conor McGregor, it's just that he can't bring anything in a boxing ring that Mayweather doesn't know how to handle.
"However, most agree that McGregor would have no shot against Mayweather in a boxing match. McGregor’s striking skills are no match for most MMA fighters, but he likely wouldn’t be able to land any blows of significance against one of the greatest defensive boxers of all time.
Mayweather has only been knocked down once in his 49-fight career. Having made a living off of dodging punches against some of the best boxers of his generation, he would have no problem doing the same against a fighter that would be making the transition to an entirely new sport."