Virgil Hunter on Mayweather-McGregor

By Robert Ecksel on August 25, 2017
Virgil Hunter on Mayweather-McGregor
“Somebody has to be prepared to be humane. It depends on what Floyd’s attitude is.”

“We wouldn’t take a 15-year-old kid and put him in the ring with Floyd, and that’s basically what we’re doing in terms of experience…”

Virgil Hunter spoke about the imminent fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. A serious man in a serious business, the trainer analyzed the challenger’s chances against the finest boxer of his generation

“It could get into a dangerous situation,” Hunter told FightHype. “He could come out of nowhere and end up a quitter. If we look at this logically, we wouldn’t even have public interest if we had a gold medalist coming out of the amateurs fighting Floyd Mayweather. We wouldn’t take a 15-year-old kid and put him in the ring with Floyd, and that’s basically what we’re doing in terms of experience, in terms of understanding the sport. We’re putting a beginner in the ring with Floyd Mayweather.”

Hunter knows boxing inside out and upside down. The fight he described sounds less like a championship than a farce.

“I pretty much see the fight being stopped. If Floyd doesn’t stop him, I see it being stopped.”

It’s been a long time since Mayweather stopped anyone. But when was the last time he fought a 15-year-old?

“Somebody in there has to be prepared to be humane,” advised Hunter. “It depends on what Floyd’s attitude is. Does he want to sit down and bring concussive punches or does he want to hit on him for a period of time and make him quit?”

Floyd can end it quickly or prolong the punishment. Either way he wins.

“Do I want to make him quit or do I want to get him, because if he detects any weakness fatigue-wise, if he detects any weaknesses skill-wise, the tendency is to start whipping on you to get you to the point where you either quit or I’m going to knock you out.

“I think that’s the direction we’re going to go in with this fight.”

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  1. AkT 02:16am, 08/24/2017

    Virgil has the beat (as Ted would say). btw Ted Sares haven’t read from you in a minute. Hope you’re well.

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