Carl Froch on Mayweather-McGregor

By Robert Ecksel on August 14, 2017
Carl Froch on Mayweather-McGregor
“Anybody who knows anything about boxing doesn't give Conor McGregor a chance.”

“I thoroughly expect Floyd Mayweather to win,” said Froch, “but he’d better not let the world of boxing down…”

According to Carl Froch, McGregor’s fight against Mayweather is a “mission impossible.”

“McGregor’s got to land something, a punch, quite hard and hurtful early on to be within any chance,” Froch told Sky Sports.

But the Irishman has advantages.

“McGregor is 29, he is young, fit, hungry and confident, against a guy who is 40—a little bit older than me—and he’s been retired for a couple of years,” said Froch. “You really do ‘feel’ you’re retired, you become civilized and soft and you lose that fighting mentality.”

Having become somewhat civilized and soft since retiring, Froch knows of what he speaks.

“Floyd has brittle hands,” continued Froch, “so how is the training camp going to go? I am just looking for some positives for Conor here and Mayweather isn’t the Mayweather we know from two, three, four, five years ago when he was the best of the best.

“We are just going to have to wait and see.”

We won’t have to wait much longer to see how Conor fares against Mayweather.

“He’ll be using his sharp jab and his movement and I think McGregor will really struggle just to get near him,” Froch said, “never mind land a punch.

“Let’s be honest, Floyd Mayweather is 49 fights unbeaten, is there anything he has not seen? Is there anything McGregor is going to bring that would really worry him?

“Anybody who knows anything about boxing doesn’t give Conor McGregor a chance.”

But he’s got a puncher’s chance, doesn’t he, that one in a million shot which lands on the sweet spot of the chin?”

“I think he’s really going to struggle,” said Froch.

“I thoroughly expect Floyd Mayweather to win, but he’d better not let the world of boxing down.”

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