No one believed it when Dana White said that the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight was going to happen, but it is happening tonight in Las Vegas.
There has been months of build up including a four day tour starting in Los Angeles and ending in London. Many said that McGregor easily won the trash talking part of the tour, and some saying Mayweather only came close to winning in Brooklyn, New York.
This fight is the best fighter in the UFC against the best fighter in Boxing.
The first thing Conor needs to do to beat Floyd is something he has already done plenty of, and that is getting into Floyd’s head. Conor may have won this fight before it has even started via the trash talking game.
It has always been Conor’s strategy to get into opponents’ heads including Jose Aldo, Nate Diaz, Eddie Alvarez, and now Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
Multiple times Conor has told Floyd that he is “going to knock him out inside four rounds” and “He is going to get his head beat down into the canvas.”
The second thing Conor has to do is fight him. I know this is going to sound weird because you are probably wondering why I said this because it is obvious he has to fight him, but I am being serious.
Everyone is bagging on Conor because he has never boxed professionally in his life. That is what Conor cannot do if he wants to win this fight, and that is box. He has to fight. He cannot try to beat the 49-0 Floyd Mayweather boxing. He has to use that left hand at the right moment just like he used it on Jose Aldo in their thirteen second fight. Mcgregor needs to fight his style. Be aggressive more than Floyd thinks he will be. Just don’t be too aggressive. Have a plan and then execute it.
My third thing Conor needs to do is to be athletic. He needs to realize that Floyd is not as athletic as he is. Floyd is 40 years old. He is 29. Conor has to be loose, agile, and come at with him with unorthodox moves coming out of nowhere.
Those are my three keys to Conor’s win on Saturday night.
Now, we all know Floyd Mayweather is the favorite. Experts have said “Conor does not have a chance” and “Conor will not land a punch.”
Here are some examples to show how big of an underdog McGregor is. Big meaningful figures including Ice Cube, Paul George, and Draymond Green have predicted that Floyd will win. Boxers have also picked Mayweather to win including Andre Ward and Roy Jones Jr. Lastly, popular voices in the sports world including Michael Rapaport, Colin Cowherd, Shannon Sharpe, Max Kellerman, and Stephen A. Smith have said Mayweather will knock out Conor inside of nine rounds.
That is how little of a chance people say Conor has to beat a 40 year old Floyd Mayweather. Come on though. Floyd is 40. Conor is 29.
Floyd has not been in boxing match since 2015, and has not knocked anyone out since 2011 when he knocked out Victor Ortiz.
Conor has only gone the distance twice in his career, and has 18 knockouts in his career including his most recent fight when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez with punches.
Floyd Mayweather beating Conor Mcgregor would be impressive, but not nearly as impressive as it will be when Conor McGregor knocks out Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night.