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Carl Frampton’s opinion on McGregor-Mayweather is shifting

Carl Frampton [23(14)-1(0)] is starting to think the unthinkable could just happen.

Ireland’s leading boxer at present is starting to believe Conor McGregor could pull it off and shock the World by beating all time great Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on August 26th.

‘The Jackal’, who fights Andes Gutierrez at the SSE Odyssey Arena, live on Channel 5 tomorrow night, isn’t quite predicting a win for the UFC star, but he isn’t quite as certain that Mayweather will have things all his own way. 

The 30 year old fan favourite was initially adamant ‘Money’ would reach 50-0 with ease, but is starting to waiver in recent weeks and has astonishingly gone as far as parking himself on the fence with regard to the clash of cross code names.

Frampton wonders if light middleweight McGregor’s size, youth and hunger might play a part against the 40 year old undefeated fighter.

Speaking to James Helder of IFL TV, ‘The Jackal’ mused “I don’t know. Recently I’ve started to change my mind. At the start I was like, ‘ah no chance for McGregor – Mayweather is going to box the head off him.'”

“But he’s massive, like. McGregor is huge. Mayweather is old. I don’t know. I don’t know. I’m kind of sitting on the fence at the moment.”

While his certainty over the result has diminished, his belief that a win for McGregor is bad for boxing remains.

The Tigers Bay boxer outlined how “if McGregor beats Mayweather it makes boxing look terrible and it just makes all boxers look like idiots. A guy coming in on his debut and beating the best fighter of our generation.”

“Recently, I’ve just had this feeling that he could do something. He’s just so big, so young, aggressive, hungry, determined. I don’t know.”

Watch Frampton’s interview with IFL TV in full below:

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