The boxing world is almost unanimously predicting an easy Floyd Mayweather win this Saturday – as it should.
Conor McGregor and Mayweather are just five days away from fighting each other in a boxing ring professionally. What first started out as a simple trash talk suddenly became the biggest and most anticipated sporting event of 2017.
Boxing fans should definitely enjoy the fact that the whole world will tune in and watch boxing on August 26th. We’re all expecting a serious clinic from Floyd, but it’s also interesting to ponder the question ‘what if’?
Floyd’s previous opponent Andre Berto talked about the serious repercussions that would take place if McGregor manages to shock the world.
“If this were to be an upset, it would definitely be a big blow to the boxing game, for sure. Definitely, definitely. It’s gonna be a big blow to Floyd’s legacy, as well. Just being undefeated and able to let some guy upset you and he’s an MMA fighter and he probably talks a little more shit than you talk. It’s gonna be tough for him to swallow if that happens,” said Berto while being a guest on The MMA Hour.
But obviously, it’s not just Mayweather who would get the stick.
“It’s gonna be a real tough pill to swallow for the boxing game. Especially for one of our top, top guys — probably one of the best in the game. That would be a tremendous pill to swallow. Of course, like I said, we’ve been going back and forth with the whole MMA thing for a long time. Boxing and MMA,” he said.
Berto also touched on the subject of how McGregor could get the win against one of the greatest of our era. It definitely isn’t via points.
“I see Conor coming in there really showing that bravado, showing that cockiness and showing that he’s really there to fight. And somewhat trying to steal the stage from Floyd just with his antics and he kind of gets Floyd into a mind-game situation, has him pulling some type of mistakes and [Mayweather] gets caught with a big shot and gets hurt. And [McGregor] could stop him,” explained Berto.
However, he also gave a more realistic scenario of a Mayweather win.
“Or I see Floyd not playing into any of these antics and being who he is, to stay poised and to stay sharp and let his boxing skills just pick Conor apart. And either late rounds stop Conor just from the accumulation of shots or maybe cuts or just being beat up, or just outboxing him for 12 rounds and just trying to make him look silly.”
McGregor and Mayweather will fight on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena In Las Vegas, Nevada.