If you ask Manny Pacquio, the fight between Connor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather probably isn’t going to live up to the hype.
In fact, he says there is a chance that it will be “very boring.”
His prediction is a popular one. Citing his lack of professional boxing experience, Pacquiao says there is “no way he will be able to land a meaningful punch” against Mayweather.
Nobody is giving McGregor a chance to do any damage when the two meet on Aug. 26. But if he is going to beat Mayweather, it will have to be a knockout in one of the earlier rounds of the fight. He’ll have to catch Mayweather napping in a major way.
Speaking of boring fights, he also indicated that he wants a rematch against Floyd Mayweather. The first fight, which was speculated for several years before the two finally met in the ring in 2015 was a snoozer. Floyd Mayweather built an early lead, then peppered Pacquiao with for the rest of the fight. It left a bad taste in the mouths of a lot of PPV subscribers.
Nobody wants a rematch of that.
McGregor’s odds might be long, but he’s playing with house money anyway. If he wins, huge upset. If he loses, well, what did you expect?