We’ve invited UFC featherweight Cub Swanson and boxing/MMA trainer Joel Diaz to square off with their opinions on Mayweather vs. McGregor and more at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday live in lo angels. The two Coachella Valley men will discuss the fight with The Desert show time ppv reporter. Find out if they think McGregor has a chance to win, and what’s the best strategy for making it a fight history.
Floyd mayweather Conor mcgregor completed a four-day, four-city promotional tour last week, and there’s now talk that the two could be a part of the richest fight in boxing history when they step into the ring together at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 26.
After the four-day spectacle that included the two hurling profanity-laced insults and $1 bills at each other, there’s little doubt millions will pay the $99.95 to watch the fight on Showtime and break the pay-per-view record of 4.4 million buys watch by Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in their 2015 bout.
Mayweather, a former five-division world champion, will put his pristine 49-0 boxing record on the line against Conor McGregor, who is perhaps the biggest name in boxing world. He’s a two-division mixed martial arts champion in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but will he be outclassed in the boxing fight?
Murdock had 19 pro fights, but he had never faced any elite competition, while Ward was already considered one of the best boxing fight in the world.
Given their extensive experience, they should understand the huge chasm in boxing skills between McGregor, Mayweather, and they would be within their rights to refuse to sanction this boxing. Some might even suggest they had an ethical obligation to reject this boxing fight.
Right now, I can’t be an absolutist about this. I must try to put myself in their shoes and understand why such a decision would be nearly impossible to boxing fight. With so much money at stake, the fight is going to happen somewhere. Budget shortfalls across America are crippling states, making the prospect of turning down a cash injection from tourism, taxes and some unpalatable. There must be some pressure from the top to pull this off without a hitch, as if it’s some kind of world boxing fight.
This fight is going to be one of the sports events of the year, and fans are incredibly excited about boxing. That’s a great boxing!
On the other option, what does the commission exist for if not saying no to such folly? Its short mission boxing includes the phrase “The Commission administers the State laws and regulations governing unarmed combat for the protection of the public and to ensure the health and safety of the contestants.”