Turns out Floyd Mayweather isn’t the only boxer looking to get in on some MMA action, with Gennady Golovkin telling TMZ he’s up for fighting both Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. When asked which of two he’d be game to fight, he simply responded, “Both.” Continue reading Gennady Golovkin Is Down to Fight Conor McGregor and Khabib
In combat sports, opponents are compared to each other via the classic “Tale of the Tape” which reveals such information as height, weight, reach, and other key statistics. These stats are readily known for the August 26 bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, but there’s more than just those figures. Their physical attributes are one thing, but the career trajectory of the Irishman should also be reviewed closely to that of the champion boxer. In some ways, McGregor’s biggest victory would be to obtain the same type of career that Mayweather has enjoyed for years.
Let’s get this out of the way first: The two training videos above show two different exercises. Floyd Mayweather is on the speed bag and showing off for the cameras. Conor McGregor is the heavy bag and working on head drills.
Everyone’s got an opinion on the upcoming megafight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. But South African boxer Chris van Heerden has an opinion that actually matters.
For all the talk that has built up around the putative showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor being about the best pound‑for‑pound boxer of the past quarter of a century taking on the brightest star in the history of mixed martial arts, it is not. It has all the hallmarks of a mismatch. This one, like nearly all the others, is about the money.
Manny Pacquiao has kindly thrown a little more fuel on the fire where a fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is concerned. According to an exclusive Fox Sports report, the Filipino boxing star (and senator in his home country) has indicated that if Mayweather—his longtime nemesis—isn’t willing to come out of retirement and throw down with the MMA megastar, he’ll gladly give it a shot.