While it seems as if a Conor McGregor/Floyd Mayweather fight will be happening, there are certainly no guarantees as of yet.
Fortunately, many times where there is a financial will there is a way.
Las Vegas has put out some feelers on what potential returns they may see through sports betting and Floyd Mayweather is the overwhelming favorite, considering the general public believes Conor McGregor has no professional boxing experience.
However, Conor, who will rake in an estimated $100 million, is a former boxing champion in Ireland.
And even Floyd, who stands to make up to $300 million, acknowledged Conor McGregor’s threat during a new interview.
“He’s (Conor McGregor) still in his 20s,” Floyd Mayweather said. “I’m in my 40s now, so that could play a major key and he’s a heavy hitter. Does he have a good chance of upsetting Floyd Mayweather? I can’t say, but anything can happen in the sport of boxing.” – Floyd Mayweather
So what would it be like for Conor McGregor if he does square up against the world’s most successful boxer?
Before Floyd “retired,” his last opponent was Andre Berto. Berto, who was beaten by Shawn Porter in April, opened up about what Conor can expect when facing the undefeated champion.
Despite Floyd’s worries about his age, Andre Berto explained that age ain’t nothing but a number.
“He’s just very elusive. I was just so surprised at his age how just alert he was. He thinks defensive first, very smart at dictating the pace. Very observant of everything that’s going on, he just knows every part of that ring,” Andre Berto told Fight Hype.
Andre Berto further described his encounter with Floyd “Money” Mayweather in the ring, given Floyd’s hand speed and footwork, in addition to his power punching abilities.
Andre described Mayweather’s punches as “sharp, not heavy, but they will certainly wake you up.”
Win, lose or draw, if the fight takes place, it will be one of the biggest paydays in boxing history.
But more importantly, fans are hoping the potential fight will live up to all the hype surrounding these extremely talented athletes from two different fighting worlds.
“On the realistic tip, of course, this is just gonna be a circus…but that’s what’s going to sell…it’s going to be what it always is for Floyd…unless Conor catches him with a kick or something, nah, I doubt it’s going to happen.” – Andre Berto.