Everyone and their dog continues to weigh-in on who is going to win the August 26th boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, and if you’re picking the latter, you’re in the minority.
Yes, the consensus is that because Mayweather’s one of the greatest boxers of all time, the UFC’s lightweight champ will be in way over his head. There are some who continue to note that McGregor has a ‘puncher’s chance’, due to his punishing left hand. But most of the people floating that argument are tied more so to the MMA world, then boxing.
There are, however, people who are saying McGregor will win the fight. Hands down. Case in point, McGregor’s training partner, Dillon Danis, has said this. Not surprisingly, McGregor’s longtime head coach, John Kavanagh, is also saying that McGregor will score a win over Mayweather.
How so? Well, recently the Irish coach wrote an article for the 42, and the SBG founder said this:
I believe we have a number of advantages going into this fight. Often, people who are experts in a certain field will tell you that it can actually be more awkward to deal with somebody who’s not from the same field. They’d rather deal with the top contender from their own discipline because he’ll move in a way that you assume he’ll move.
Mayweather has been in the boxing world for his entire career and everyone he’s faced has moved in a certain way that he’s pre-conditioned to handle. Now he’s going up against a guy who doesn’t follow any set patterns, who can deploy a variety of different styles of fighting and is not one bit intimidated. Conor is — as we all are here — 100% confident in victory. That kind of person is very difficult to deal with.
It’s an interesting argument. No question. It’s going to be fascinating to see if McGregor can pull of what would be one of, if not the greatest upset victory in combat sports’ history.