Sports icon Mike Tyson has weighed-in on the inevitable upcoming Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout. Iron Mike believes the UFC stud has no chance at beating Money Mayweather if they’re kept to boxing regulations.
In a new interview teaser, Tyson discusses the impact McGregor and Mayweather could have on the sport.
“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,” Tyson told Sirius XM channel 93 in a new interview being released on Monday. “But if he goes in there with the UFC stuff, now this could be pretty interesting. … [McGregor] doesn’t win in a boxing match.” (Fox Sports)
Recently, buzz developed about boxing veteran Manny Pacquiao wanting to face-off against McGregor if the Mayweather situation falls through.
If Floyd Mayweather doesn’t get off his butt and sign the paperwork to fight Conor McGregor, Manny Pacquiao WILL … so says Manny’s promoter, Bob Arum. “Be patient, don’t give in, [UFC president] Dana [White’s] a good negotiator and he’ll get the thing done. But he can’t be pushed around by Mayweather and his people. Pacquiao’s got a really tough fight against this guy in Australia, Jeff Horn and after that fight on July 1st here in the United States if McGregor is still looking for an opponent, Manny Pacquiao is there.” (TMZ)
Over the past few days, Conor has trolled Mayweather on Instagram.
In early May, Floyd talked about possibly fighting The Notorious McGregor.
“I’m just a fighter at the end of the day – all you guys gotta do is just look at the numbers of boxing and look up the numbers of MMA. … Conor McGregor is the second biggest name in MMA. I’m not gonna sit right here and knock Conor McGregor. He went out there and done what he had to do. It’s obvious he’s done something right thus far to get to the point where he’s at, so I’m not here to badmouth him. And I’ve been off a couple years and I’m 40 years old now. I’m a lot older and he’s still in his 20s. I’m in my 40s now. So that could play a major key. And he’s a heavy hitter, so we’ll just see. Has he signed the contract yet? Absolutely not.” (TMZ Sports)