McGregor weighs in heavier than Mayweather ahead of big fight

Aug 27, 2017, 01:00
McGregor weighs in heavier than Mayweather ahead of big fight

The Nevada State Athletic Commission, however, doesn't have the same concerns, because it views McGregor's physical attributes as a means to balance out the wide gap in boxing experience. Byrd is a veteran referee who has only ever worked one Mayweather fight in the past, a decision win over Robert Guerrero in May 2013.

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

The Las Vegas streets surrounding the fight venue following Friday's weigh-in were transformed into a sea of emerald green as McGregor's raucous army of supporters danced and chanted under blazing sunshine.

"It's going to be like walking through a really bad neighbourhood late at night".

The hard-nosed heavy-hitters of the gambling world agree. "Of course if I fight MMA style against him, I will lose, but boxers are more technical". These two things could determine whether the fight ends in the first two rounds or goes the distance.

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Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe was watching closely as McGregor weighed in and judging by his expression he was positive he was about to celebrate the Irishman missing weight.

Saturday's fight is set to smash records as the most bet-upon bout in Las Vegas history.

If that happens, the bout is nearly certain to become the richest fight in history and will leave Mayweather and McGregor laughing all the way to the bank.

William Hill US reported that several large bets had been placed on Mayweather for what is expected to be a straightforward assignment. Mayweather earned a cool $220 million just from the PPV's for that.

Yet the mere fact that McGregor will carry at least a puncher's chance into the contest has been enough to sustain the excitement.

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Mayweather was unflustered by McGregor or the jeers raining down on him from a beer and testosterone fuelled crowd of mostly UFC fans.

"The casual fans were absolutely adamant", Espinoza said.

"I don't think I can make it to an 11 o'clock fight", Hutzler said.

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

"It's like a tennis player trying to play badminton", Khan said.

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