It is true that Conor has never boxed, let alone boxed Floyd, so we don't have empirical evidence that Mayweather will undoubtedly smash McGregor.
"I did Golden Gloves and all that good stuff", he said.
Mayweather and Pacquiao's fight on May 2015 has the pay-per-view record of 4.6 million buys in the U.S. Dana White, who was an active player in McGregor's negotiations, believes this match will produce even better numbers. Mayweather was recently in the United Kingdom for Gervonta Davis' impressive knockout of Liam Walsh, but refused to speak about his potential fight against the Irishman.
"As we've already seen this evening, Mayweather vs. McGregor has generated buzz that reaches far beyond that of the considerable boxing and MMA audience".
Who do you like in the mega bout? "I get a kick out of everything I see because he reminds me so much of Floyd". In May, White said that the two agreed to a fight, and they were waiting to finalize the terms. "Conor would depart with a whole lot of money if that ever happened".
Things got a little heated during the interview as ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith said the boxing community was "disgusted" by the fight. "He's the biggest athlete (on this planet), on other planets, he's the biggest athlete".
In an interview with The Telegraph, Mr Espinoza said: "There was a significant impediment that was removed a couple of weeks ago and that was the UFC going on record saying they didn't want Conor to participate. Mayweather's cute little moves will make all the difference and it will be an easy fight for him". And if you're a fan of combat sports, this is the greatest end of the year ever. It's going to be a boring fight. "It will be a ppv event in the U.S.", said Espinoza. "It's a boxing event", White stated. Mayweather was concerned enough about the possibility of McGregor fouling him that such language was inserted into contracts for this unprecedented showdown between an elite-level boxer and a star mixed martial artist.
That fight ended up generating more than $400 million in ppv revenue, in addition to a live gate of $72,198,500.