It is well known that Mike Tyson is a fan of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and has shown respect towards their biggest star, Conor McGregor. But make no mistake about it, Tyson doesn’t give the Irishman any real chances against Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match, if the two eventually manage to step into the ring.
Promoter Oscar De La Hoya recently said that a fight between McGregor and Maywayther could ruin boxing forever. Tyson disagrees with De La Hoya but believes that McGregor might look ‘ridiculous’ against Floyd.
“No, I don’t believe it can ruin boxing at all. Only way it can ruin boxing is if McGregor goes and boxes Floyd because he’s going to look really ridiculous boxing him. But if he goes in there with the UFC stuff, now this could be pretty interesting,” Tyson told Sirius XM channel 93
Obviously McGregor will not be allowed to use MMA skills because the fight will be under boxing rules. Tyson also thinks that in this instance McGregor has no chance but it’s still a fight that people will pay for.
“McGregor doesn’t win in boxing match. People will pay for anything. If two people are fighting, people will pay for it,” Tyson said.
The much talked fight is currently very close to happening. Alongside rumoured dates and venues, it is official that McGregor has signed his part of the deal to face Mayweather. The American has stated that he will go through the details with his team and make an announcement some time in the near future.