The fight everyone was clamoring for is finally set. On Aug. 26, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will give us the show that was teased and dangled in front of the eyes of the public for months.
But now that it’s definitely going to happen, nobody seems to think it’ll be worth watching.
McGregor is being hit with a resounding wall of skepticism. Virtually nobody involved in the world of combat sports is giving McGregor a chance to beat the undefeated champion Mayweather. Add Bob Arum to that list.
The longtime boxing promoter didn’t skip a beat when asked on ESPN’s First Take if McGregor had “any shot.”
Arum’s response was about as terse as humanly possible.
It appears the only people in McGregors camp are actually in McGregors camp. While the bombastic Irish fighter has expressed confidence in himself, anybody who isn’t on the payroll has been slow to give McGregor the edge in the fight.
Even his former sparring partner Chris van Heerden was hesitant to lend his support.
“In my opinion and I’m gonna stick by it and I’m not afraid to say it, there’s no way he’s beating Mayweather,” Van Heerden said.
Is Sylvester Stallone too old to play McGregor in the film version of this fight? All the odds being stacked up this way, it’s almost like the world is begging for an upset.