Sugar Ray Leonard on Mayweather-McGregor

By Robert Ecksel on August 15, 2017
Sugar Ray Leonard on Mayweather-McGregor
Sugar Ray knows little about Conor McGregor. He knows more about Paulie Malignaggi.

He has watched Floyd fight from the amateurs until now and can spot a first-rate talent when it sees it…

Sugar Ray Leonard has no firsthand experience fighting Floyd Mayweather. But he has watched Floyd fight from the amateurs until now and can spot a first-rate talent when it sees it.

It takes one to know one.

Ray knows little, however, about Conor McGregor. He knows more about Paulie Malignaggi.

Adding Malignaggi to the mix was a stroke of genius. He needed something besides boxing to help define him, and it appears he found it.

With the bad blood, bad vibes, and bad grammar, the pre-fight has something for everyone. The crack house was a godsend. The sparring was manna from heaven. Watching McGregor is entertaining. Some of it might even be boxing. And however awkward, it appears he dropped Malignaggi when they sparred.

The video raises more questions than it answers. Was the knockdown legit? Paulie says no, don’t be ridiculous. Did he catch Paulie with a punch? Or was he pushed to the canvas after taking a shot to the back of the head?

Fight Hub TV showed Ray Leonard the knockdown on video. Then he was asked about McGregor.

“Well, you know,” said Ray, “he has to do that and much more to compete with Mayweather.

“The thing about it, McGregor is a fighter, and he’s going to have to be a fighter from round one until the end.”

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