Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: Big deal or big hype?

Almost 6000 seats were left unsold for Mayweather-McGregor

Almost 6000 seats were left unsold for Mayweather-McGregor

"I've been here before, I know what it takes to win a fight of this magnitude", Mayweather said.

He is coming out of two years of inactivity to fight McGregor, the UFC star who is 21-3 as a professional. He has to hope that being close and landing one of his heavy left hands will affect the40-year-old, five-division world champion who hasn't fought in nearly two years.

With estimates having Mayweather vs. McGregor selling over 4 million PPVs, McGregor is literally adding a zero to his paycheck here.

With just hours to go before one of the most eagerly anticipated fights ever, Max Hamid takes a look at six factors in favour of a Conor McGregor win over Floyd Mayweather.

While T-Mobile Arena might not sell out months of hype and a profanity laced world tour to drum up interest in the bout has promoters predicting the fight will surpass the 2015 Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao title bout in 2015 as the biggest pay-per-view event of all-time.

And I've also wondered how "Money" Mayweather can't consider the idea of walking into a heavy punch, taking a loss and setting up two more fights for even more cash.

But I remember, I did some sparring about two years after I'd retired, I realised my timing just went. "I can give it and I can take", said Mayweather.

Almost 6000 seats were left unsold for Mayweather-McGregor

This is not an article trying to convince you all to put your mortgage on a Conor McGregor knockout, but more of a quick reminder to all the boxing pundits out there that there are still a few factors in favour of a sensational McGregor victory... "Las Vegas is Ireland now". He needs to make it intense and keep it intense, bring it to Mayweather. Mayweather could be 50 and he would still be favored here.

Mayweather walked down Zab Judah, whom he correctly determined was incapable of throwing punches while in retreat.

"McGregor knows how to cut the ring, and get him in a corner".

He also walked down Shane Mosley. Mosley is a future Hall of Famer.

How long the fight lasts is entirely up to Mayweather. Mayweather asked to defer payment until after his fight with McGregor and stated that most of his assets at the time were illiquid.

Stephen Espinoza, the head of cable network Showtime Sports which is selling the fight in the United States, said surveys had shown that fans were not bothered by predictions of a one-sided bout.

In an interview with TMZ Sports, Douglas said he believes the odds are stacked against McGregor more so than they were against him 27 years ago: "I think his odds are a lot more tougher than mine". Referee Robert Byrd better be alert.

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