Former world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has backed Conor McGregor to end Floyd Mayweather inside 35 seconds in their highly anticipated super-fight. McGregor, while renowned as a lethal finisher inside the cage, will effectively be making his professional boxing debut against one of the most elusive fighters of all time in Mayweather.
The upcoming fight, which according to ESPN is projected to make over $600 million, has received criticism due to the fact that McGregor has never competed in a professional boxing match.
19,000 tickets for that fight were handed out to sponsors, promoters, TV executives and celebrities, meaning that just 1,000 ended up going on general sale.
His lack of experience in the ring has led many to predict an easy win for Mayweather, despite the fact he hasn't fought in almost two years. "By the way, I think that by choosing that path they've hurt the buy rate for both events because the buy rate for Mayweather-McGregor would be much larger if it were taking place in November, and buy rate for Canelo vs. Golovkin obviously would be larger if Mayweather vs. McGregor weren't taking place on August 26".More news: 'Transformers: The Last Knight' debuts to a franchise low
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Fury's frame of reference for how he sees the fight ending is the explosive 13-second knockout the Irishman claimed over former dominant middleweight champion Jose Aldo in December 2015, which was also a fight he was expected to lose by many.
Heading into their August 26 showdown in Las Vegas, Nevada, Floyd Mayweather is certainly the favorite over Conor McGregor, and for good reason.
"It would be great for the real people of the world". Honestly, my fist is bigger than his head. "If I hit that man, his head is gonna go into the bleachers".