Who would win in a boxing match: Floyd Mayweather or Conor McGregor? | The Tylt
Who would win in a boxing match: Floyd Mayweather or Conor McGregor?
If you could win belts for trash talk, both McGregor and Mayweather would be heavyweight contenders. The on-again, off-again nature of this fight has led to years of speculation—but it appears both men are nearing a deal to finally get in the ring. Analysts say it could be the biggest card in combat sports history. Who you got? 👊
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 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." McGregor talks the talk and walks the walk:
"He's a guy who comes with the bravado to sell tickets and make people love him or hate him," UFC on Fox analyst Brian Stann says. "There's no in-between with Conor."
Boxing is an art, and Mayweather has been practicing it his entire career. That's not to diminish McGregor, it's just that he can't bring anything into the ring 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."
Underestimating McGregor is dangerous. He's younger, he's sharper and he's been getting his mitts bloody while Mayweather has been sippin' mai tais on a beach somewhere. There's a very real possibility that McGregor could take down Mayweather, and dismissing him as just another generic UFC brawler is the first step toward that victory:
“Mayweather would have to dismiss him as a threat. He’d have to not train hard enough. He’d have to not seriously consider the possibility that Conor connects on him and knocks him out. Then Conor would have to do some rough housing. He’d have to hold him in the clinch. He’d have to hold him and hit him. He’d have to try to get off as many shots and bully him around and wear him out. It’s a possibility.”
Just take a look at Mayweather's career. The man is an icon, and no up-and-comer has been able to faze him. Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao in one of the most anticipated fights in history. He knows how to handle pressure.
McGregor is a wrecking ball. Take a look at his top five knockouts and see if you really think he can't handle a 40-year-old man in a boxing ring. This is a young man's game. Mayweather will wish he would've stayed retired.