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1. Despite the obscene remuneration involved, McGregor commands a degree of respect for his willingness to venture into Mayweather’s comfort zone and ‘have a go.’

If an elite boxer had been so bombastic during the build up and produced an equivalent performance then it might reasonably be condemned but, as a professional boxing debutant, the Irishman certainly didn’t embarrass himself in context.

2. On freshly recent evidence Mayweather would do well to remain firmly within that comfort zone. The 40 year old ring marvel looked decidedly human in a situation that really ought to have flattered him. Any thoughts of a more demanding assignment within the regular realm of boxing should be banished forthwith.

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