Whether or not the potential fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will ever happen continues to be unclear. At this point, it still seems like maybe, maybe not.
But if it does, boxing legend Mike Tyson has some thoughts on the subject. He doesn’t claim that a matchup between the UFC champion and a true boxer would tarnish the sport — unlike Oscar De La Hoya, who said the potential fight would be a “circus” and bad for boxing — but he predicted to SiriusXM Sports that McGregor would “look really ridiculous” if he seriously tried to box Mayweather.
“No, I don’t believe it can ruin boxing at all. Only way it can ruin boxing is if McGregor goes and boxes Floyd because he’s going to look really ridiculous boxing him. But if he goes in there with the UFC stuff, now this could be pretty interesting.”
Tyson added that a fight of this magnitude would still attract all kinds of fans because “people will pay for anything.”
But if it’s a true boxing match rather than the MMA-style that’s more in McGregor’s wheelhouse, Tyson guesses how the UFC fighter will fare: “He doesn’t win in a boxing match.”
Thanks to FOX Sports for bringing this to our attention.