Ahead of the much anticipated World Boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor Mcgregor on August 26, former Heavyweight Champion Mike Tyson has voiced his say on the bout.
While Irishman McGregor hopes for an upset against the unbeaten Mayweather, Tyson does not believe McGregor stands a chance against Floyd Mayweather, stating that the Irishman will “get killed boxing.”
The former boxer revealed in an interview with podcast Pardon My Take that he believes McGregor made a serious mistake agreeing to boxing rules for the fight.
“McGregor is going to get killed boxing. I got mad because I thought they were going to use Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) rules against boxing because that’s what it’s all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy? McConor [sic] put his dumba*** in a position where he’s gonna get knocked out because this guy’s been doing this all his life since he was a baby. McConor [sic] can’t kick and grab and stuff so he won’t stand much of a chance.”
Mayweather, who came out of retirement to defend his unbeaten career record, is the heavy bookmakers’ favorite and former heavyweight champion Tyson seems to agree.
Tickets for the McGregor vs Mayweather fight which is expected to break all pay-per-view, betting and sponsorship records in combat sports history went on sale on Monday and sold out in minutes.