When Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao battled back in 2015, the boxing stars set a new pay-per-view record. So, will the latter watch the bout that many believe could break it? No. No he will not…
Pacquiao and Mayweather threw hands in May of that year, and after the long awaited bout, it was reported it had sold 4.6 million PPV buys. Fast forward to today, and Mayweather will box Conor McGregor on August 26th, in what will also be one of the biggest fights in combat sports history.
Well, recently Pacquiao spoke to Yahoo Sports about the upcoming Mayweather-McGregor fight, and here is some of what the Filipino star had to say:
“The real fight and the best fight is [Gennady] Golovkin vs. Canelo [Alvarez],” said Pacquiao, while referring to the September 16th bout. “The best vs. the best. That’s the fight I will be watching.”
“McGregor has no chance in this fight,” Pacquiao said. “In fact, it could be very boring.”
How about that? Pacquiao also went on to argue that there is no way McGregor will land a “meaningful punch” on the undefeated Mayweather.
So, none of this should come as a big surprise. Although some boxing personalities have said they’re going to watch Mayweather – McGregor, or have shot down the narrative it’s bad for the sport, plenty of folks from the sweet science aren’t on board…at all.
One can understand why for some boxing insiders, it’s a no win situation. After all, Mayweather is expected to win, and easily, so if does cruise through McGregor then that’s what should have happened. If, however, Mayweather were to lose, or perform badly, then what does that say about arguably the greatest boxer of this generation?
Others, have already argued, however, that regardless of what goes down, the fight will bring a ton of attention and fanfare to boxing. A sport that has lost much of its mainstream share in the last couple of decades.