Lennox Lewis: Mayweather-McGregor Is A Farce

In an interview with the BBC, former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis made it known that he is not that big of a fan of this Saturday’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

“There is tremendous build-up and hype but I don’t really take it as a serious fight,”

The 1988 Olympian went as so far to say that this fight shouldn’t count towards Mayweather’s professional record, as he is one win away from breaking Rocky Marciano’s record.

“I wouldn’t count a fight like this as a ‘fight’… Everybody wants to know what’s going to happen. Is McGregor going to throw a kick because, obviously when he resorts to boxing and realises he is no match for Mayweather, what will he do? How will he get around that? No other boxers from 49 fights have figured out how to beat Mayweather — now a UFC fighter that doesn’t even have a boxing career is trying to beat him at boxing – I think it’s a farce to a certain degree.”

Interesting side note to this is that Lennox Lewis almost faced off against former UFC Heavyweight Champion and current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar in 2002, but balked at the offer when he was told he would have to wear gloves, while Lesnar would be gloveless.

 

Original Story: Boxing Scene

Additional Information: CBS Sports

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