Errol Spence on Mayweather-McGregor

By Robert Ecksel on August 18, 2017
Errol Spence on Mayweather-McGregor
“I don’t think it’s for the hardcore boxing fans,” said Spence. “It’s just pure entertainment.”

The money the fight generates will be through the roof. It will benefit Mayweather. It may not benefit boxing…

Recently crowned IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence is picking Floyd Mayweather. He knows what it takes, how many years it takes to master the sweet science. Conor McGregor thinks a crash course in boxing is all he needs. That might be true were he fighting an average boxer. But Mayweather, even at 40 and inactive for two years, is not your average fighter.

“Floyd is going to beat him,” Spence said. “A lot of these guys have fought since they were five years old and they dedicated their life to it and they couldn’t beat Floyd. Now a guy who’s been boxing for a year—and if you watched his sparring match versus the guy I beat (Chris Van Heerden) he looked like trash—and now he thinks he’s gonna beat Mayweather?”

Spence is no more disbelieving than the rest of us. But that’s not the point. The money the fight generates will be through the roof. It will benefit Mayweather. It may not benefit boxing.

“It’s just a money fight,” Spence told The Breakfast Club. “I don’t think it’s for the hardcore boxing fans. It’s for people who just dabble in it. It’s just pure entertainment.”

Returning the possibility of McGregor beating Mayweather, Spence said, “I don’t see it happening at all. I don’t see him touching Floyd. If [Floyd] wants to stop him—he can stop him. You know how Floyd is. Sometimes he might let it go 12.”

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