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Pakistani boxing champion Waseem's verdict on Mayweather-McGregor fight

27 August 2017, 12:59 | Nina Perez

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"I'm going to breeze through him, trust me on that". Mayweather Jr. tipped the scales at 149.5 pounds, just above his usual 147 pounds at welterweight, while McGregor came in at 153 pounds.

And I've also wondered how "Money" Mayweather can't consider the idea of walking into a heavy punch, taking a loss and setting up two more fights for even more cash.

Boxing pundits, coaches and fighters have lined up to dismiss McGregor's hopes of succeeding where 49 others in Mayweather's 21-year career have failed.

Through repeated blows in a technical masterpiece, Mayweather wins by eighth-round technical knockout and heads back to retirement with a 50-0 record.

But I'll give Mayweather's interest and dedication in boxing the benefit of the doubt here, and say he's going to underline his belief that his sport is the king of combat sports.

He's not going to keep that pace, ' said McGregor. I'll stop him in four.

But the Las Vegas smart money is all streaming towards Mayweather with reports of several $1 million bets being laid on the "Money Man".

"I feel Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez title bout in the middleweight category is a bigger event that Mayweather-McGregor", said Waseem.

He also walked down Shane Mosley.

Mayweather, though, has seemed anything but fearful in the lead-up to this mega-fight.

"He is the Ibrahimovic of martial arts and I'm McGregor of the football world".

What was most telling about McGregor's support then was the fact that 2015's UFC Fight Night Boston took place on the same night as the 2014 AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts - you know, the one that started Deflategate. One aspect of the fight that shouldn't be poorly-received anywhere is the inclusion of Robert Byrd as the referee. As much as McGregor's advantages in size, reach, youth (29 vs. the 40-year-old Floyd) and recency of his last fight of any kind (November 2016 vs. Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205), his sheer lack of experience in a boxing ring leaves him playing catch-up. Otherwise, he'll have a tough time hanging with an elusive defensive maestro like Mayweather, who should win handily.

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