Frank Warren has written about a possible Conor McGregor – Floyd Mayweather bout in his column on the Boxnation website.
Warren writes, ” What once might have been a curiosity is nowadays a gauntlet being thrown down as UFC King Conor McGregor appears determined to cross the great fighting divide and try his hands at the noble art.
The Irish superstar doesn’t want anyone, he is chasing Money in more ways than one. McGregor wants to get it on with the ‘retired’ Floyd Mayweather Jr and the self proclaimed TBE strongly hinted recently that he is open to the prospect.
And why wouldn’t he be? It is a coming together that has the potential to make revenues from his fight with Manny Pacquiao look like small change. Well, maybe not quite, but you get my drift.”
He continued,” Many of us boxing fans will doubtless ridicule the idea of a square ring novice attempting to trade only punches with the most successful and decorated boxer of his generation but – and let’s be honest here – how many of us wouldn’t be stumping up the pay-per-view fee to watch it?
The build up and hype surrounding it would probably be more entertaining than the fight itself but, as an event, it probably doesn’t get any bigger.”
He ended the column backing Mayweather to win ‘big time’, “Mayweather will fancy the job against McGregor because the cards, not to mention the rules, would be stacked in his favour as the Irishman wouldn’t be allowed to stick the boot in.
I would back Mayweather big time to win and probably put an end to the UFC brigade thinking they can cut it against the toughest breed of sportsmen and women of them all.
It is probably the one pay-per-view I will only complain about after the event!”