Read more about sharing. Former five-weight world champion Mayweather, 41, was smiling during the short-lived contest in Tokyo as he floored the year-old three times.
Will he live up to his promise? A beautiful skull and a beautiful belt to add to my collection of skulls and belts.
The fight is guaranteed to be a blockbuster as the undefeated boxer Brief Preview: Conor McGregor has been kept pretty much under wraps ever since his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. It's not by accident.
The biggest selling point of the spectacle that is Saturday night's pound fight is the unknown. Is McGregor good enough to land a big punch on Mayweather?
Did he acquire enough boxing skills in just a few short months to make what should be a lopsided fight competitive? Inquiring minds want to know, and there are enough of them to make this the most watched fight in history.
Some 50 million people in the U. A crowd that nearly filled the T-Mobile arena - many waving Irish flags - cheered loudly for McGregor while booing Mayweather.
McGregor's fan base is driving this fight, united in their fervent hope that the Irish UFC champion can muscle Mayweather around the ring and deliver knockout punches to his head. Sports books in this gambling city have taken so many longshot wagers on McGregor winning by a knockout early that they will suffer their worst loss ever should it actually happen.
For the flamboyant McGregor the fight is a chance to make money he couldn't dream of in the UFC and gain a fan base outside of mixed martial arts. He's got youth on his side he's 29 and Mayweather is 40 , and he'll probably go in the ring much heavier than Mayweather after rehydrating following Friday's weigh-in.
He's also got a reputation as a big puncher and the prevailing wisdom is he'll try to maul Mayweather much like Marcos Maidana did in their fight.
Other than that, everything favours Mayweather. He's unbeaten in 49 fights as a pro and has a chance to pass Rocky Marciano on the perfect record list with win No.
Not only has he beaten every fighter put in front of him but he's found ways to deal with big punchers like Miguel Cotto, Diego Corrales and Canelo Alvarez. He's also a pure boxer with an innate ability to adapt to any fighter put in front of him.
The fight is expected to match or surpass the 4. Industry observers say people across the country will use the telecast as an excuse to party in tense times and 10 people could watch each pay-per-view.
Tickets in the arena haven't done nearly as well, largely because promoters wildly overestimated what people would pay to watch in person. For sports news , updates, live scores and cricket fixtures , log on to indiatoday. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.
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