Mike Tyson’s infinite boxing expertise leads him to one conclusion about the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor bout.
The former heavyweight boxing champion told Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” podcast Sunday he expects Mayweather to destroy McGregor when they box on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. Tyson cites Mayweather’s vast in-ring experience advantage over McGregor in making his prediction.
“McGregor is going to get killed boxing,” Tyson told the podcast, as transcribed by SI.com. “I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that’s what it’s all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy? McConor (McGregor) put his dumbass 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 can’t kick and grab and stuff so he won’t stand much of a chance.”
Most boxing experts favor Mayweather to beat McGregor in the highly anticipated bout, and Tyson has joined the chorus.
Prior to the announcement of the fight, Tyson said in June that McGregor might be able to beat Mayweather if they fought under hybrid rules. But their decision to stage a boxing match erodes the UFC star’s hopes.
“McGregor took the biggest sucker rules in the history of boxing,” he added.
Tyson now sets McGregor’s chances of beating Mayweather at six feet under (zero).
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