Mayweather Explains How McGregor Can Win
Beyond being the craftiest boxer of his generation, Floyd Mayweather is also a master promotor. So it is no surprise that he is publicly saying that a potential boxing match with Conor McGregor is not a mismatch, and that McGregor can actually win.
Appearing at an event in Los Angeles on Tuesday (h/t TMZ Sports), Mayweather said he gave credit to McGregor for being the "second biggest" name in MMA (calling himself, of course, the biggest name despite not being an MMA fighter).
"I’m not gonna sit right here and knock Conor McGregor," Mayweather said. "He’s gone out there and done what he’s had to do. It’s obvious he’s done something right thus far to get to the point where he’s at."
Floyd went on to explain how McGregor could beat him, discussing his own age and McGregor’s proven standup fighting ability in the cage.
"I’ve been off for a couple years and I’m 40 years old now. So, I’m a lot older and he’s still in his 20s and I’m in my 40s now. So that could play a major key, we don’t know. And he’s a heavy hitter."
Of course, fight fans will see through Mayweather’s comments: he’s selling the fight, which he does better than any boxer in recent memory. Mayweather knows that he would have an almost comical advantage against McGregor in the ring, but he also knows that the fight has to be marketed as a competitive one.