McGregor’s Irish conqueror backing Mayweather to prevail on August 26th

Since the bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has been confirmed all manner of people have gone into great detail explaining how they feel the fight will pan out.

Fans, pundits and participants of both codes have raised their voice to call the fight.

The majority of those predictions have 49-0 five-weight World boxing champion boxer Floyd Mayweather easily defeating the two-weight UFC World Champion in Las Vegas on August 2th6.

However, there are some who are backing ‘The Notorious’ to shock the world and succeed where the likes of Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Shane Mosley and Manny Pacquiao all failed by defeating the former pound-for-pound number one.

The bookies have their opinion too and are at present favouring the boxer in the mixed code, boxing free bets have instilled Mayweather as favourite to win what is being billed as the $180 million Dollar Dance.

However, at 4/1 McGregor is given a glimmer of hope and – if the bookies never gets it wrong – the clash will be closer and more exciting than people think.

While the betting companies are always a good reference point in a World of media hype there is one man best qualified to call to the eagerly anticipated clash.

Joe Duffy was a rising MMA star that traded his 4oz gloves from 10oz ones and followed up a career in the octagon with seven successful pro boxing bouts before ending his fight career.

The Donegal man doesn’t just have experience of both codes, but has also McGregor experience having beaten the Dubliner in 38 seconds back when they fought under the Cage Warriors banner.

The man best qualified to call the clash is siding with the experienced boxer rather than his fellow country man.

“I just think Mayweather will win pretty convincingly. Whether he stops him or not, is another story. I definitely feel it’s a landslide to Mayweather,” he told Sports Joe.

“I’m not sure [if Mayweather finishes McGregor]. We’ve never seen Conor box. There’s definitely things to look at there. It’s hard to gauge. Obviously Conor’s never fought someone of that level in a boxing match. I suppose until it happens, none of us have a clue how it’s going to go down.”

It’s important to note that all these predictions have come before the press tour which begins tonight. After the pair verbal spar views and odds are bound to changed. By the end of the World tour everyone could be singing of different hymn sheets.


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