British heavyweight legend Lennox Lewis is not the biggest fan of Floyd Mayweather Jr versus Conor McGregor.
In an interview with the Daily Star, the former world heavyweight champion did not spare any words and called the fight ‘ridiculous’.
“I can’t take it seriously. Mayweather is the best in his weight class, no one can touch him in boxing. He’s a pugilist of the highest order, so for another man from a different sport to fight him? It’s just ridiculous to me,” said Lewis.
He then went on explaining how McGregor’s chances very slim because he is simply from another sport.
“You are talking about one discipline where you can use only your hands and only a few can do it. Every battle sport starts with your hands but they are two totally different sports. McGregor is too inexperienced at boxing,” said Lewis.
Lewis believes that he doesn’t need to watch the fight because he already knows who will win.
“Floyd will stop him. He’s just too good at boxing for McGregor. He can’t use his other styles. I wouldn’t buy it on pay-per-view – but I would be interested in the result. To me, I know who is going to win already, so there’s no point in watching it,” told Lewis.
But at the end of the day, Lewis does understand the appeal behind this fight.
“I don’t believe it would damage boxing because it is always going to be about a man wanting to fight another man – and people will always want to know the result. I love Bruce Lee and the other disciplines and, when he fought against other fighters, you wanted to see the differences. I can see the appeal.”
Mayweather-McGregor is scheduled to happen on August 26th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.