The British boxer Amir Khan won’t be watching Mayweather vs McGregor: ‘It is going to be a s*** fight’

Amir Khan has warned boxing fans that Floyd Mayweather’s Las Vegas contest with Conor McGregor will be a “s*** fight”, and has tipped the undefeated American to win easily.

In recent weeks the odds of a McGregor victory have shortened slightly, although Mayweather remains the overwhelming favourite to extend his professional boxing record to 50-0.

And Khan, who hit the headlines earlier this week after the very public breakdown of his marriage, believes that Mayweather will comfortably win an uninspiring contest.

“I think it is going be a s*** fight,” he told Gulf News.

“It’s all just talk at the moment. Mayweather will simply totally outclass him. I mean, if you look at it, it’s not really a fight. McGregor has no boxing background and experience. I can safely predict a horrible knockout.

“Mayweather has not had a KO for the past six years. But with this one against McGregor he is bound to be an easy winner.”

However Khan said that McGregor was a shrewd businessman for taking the fight – even if his chances of winning are incredibly slim.

“It would be a great way for Mayweather to end this if he knocks out a MMA superstar like McGregor, who very well knows that this is a free fight for him,” Khan added.

“You know why? Because McGregor can go back and just turn around and say that he’s lost a boxing fight to an actual boxer. He can always say ‘I have never been a boxer. I’ve always been a MMA fighter’.

“McGregor has nothing to lose in that sense, and at the end of it all, he will make a cool $100 million. It’s good business.”
Perhaps it’s understandable that Khan is no huge fan of the super-fight given that he was also chasing a shot at the Irish UFC star before the Mayweather fight announcement.

Khan was pictured ringside at UFC 208 in New York, and talked up a potential MMA switch back in March.

Khan last fought in May 2016, when he was knocked out by Canelo Álvarez (Getty)

“I always said I’d give it a go, I’m a fighter who likes to fight and try different things,” he said at the time.

“He [McGregor] wouldn’t know – I’d just hit him – bam-bam-bam-bam, but if he grabbed me I’m done, I’d have to work on that.

“Nate [Diaz] choked him out and Nate said to me ‘he’s not the best when you get him on the floor’, so he’s normally a stand up fighter.

“In boxing I think I beat him quite easily in boxing but in MMA I think it might be tough but you just don’t know.”

Source : independent.co.uk

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“It will be successful, financially,” said Leonard. “It is intriguing. It reminds me of when Muhammad Ali fought [Japanese wrestler Antonio] Inoki [in 1976]. I saw it just the other day. Back then I loved it but … if they decide upon boxing with McGregor, Mayweather wins hands down. But if McGregor was able to kick.”

“It’s two different sports trying to be one sport,” he added. “Would it sell? Yes it will sell. There’s a curiosity, which is a factor. But it won’t be what people are anticipating. It is not a fight which will please the boxing purists. We live in a different time now with social media and what have you. The purists, the boxing fans, would they like it? No, I don’t think so. But fans in general, the sports fans, they wouldn’t miss it for the world.”

If you are to believe what’s being said, one side of the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather negotiations is wrapped up in a neat, little package.

Fair warning, if you’ve come here expecting to read some HUGE update in the narrative to make this crossover megafight actually materialise, just click out of this piece now and try one of our quizzes, they’re far less frustrating than all this talk.

All you’re going to get here is words, but it’s important to document these things. Who knows what developments might happen in the future? We could end up referring back to Artem Lobov to draw conclusions like ‘Yeah, he was dead right’ or ‘man, he was talking out his hoop.’

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Just to bring you up to speed, the UFC and Conor McGregor have supposedly agreed on terms. All this happened after Dana White admitted it was pretty much everyone but Floyd Mayweather’s fault that it had been taking so long to put pen to paper on a contract. White also promised to sit down and work out a deal with Team Mayweather. Two weeks after he had planned this, he confessed the meeting still hadn’t happened.

We’re only hearing the MMA side of the story. They’re telling us they’ve gone from being the one’s to blame for the negotiations being dragged out to being the one’s that have all their shit together

McGregor’s training partner and UFC featherweight Artem Lobov confirmed this is where things stand during a recent interview with Fight Nights Global (quotes via MMAJunkie).

“The ball is in Mayweather’s court right now. He’s the last signature that’s needed. He’s talked a big game, so let’s see if it happens now. Let’s see can he deliver now. When it really matters now, will he show up to fight?

“That’s what everybody wants to see. It’s going to be a great fight, so let’s make it happen.”

Not to be a Mayweather apologist or anything, but has he talked all that big of a game? It seems like the lion’s share of the talking is coming from one side.

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Leonard continued: “It’s close [to being one of the greatest mismatches in boxing]. The fact that we boxers deliver punches is so different to what they do. There’s more looping and what have you because they also have to be in position to be able to kick and be on balance to deliver that elbow or whatever shot they have. sources