Who wins, an MMA fighter or a Boxer? (Mayweather vs. Mcgregor)
The upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor has everyone wondering who will win. While these two sports have similarities, they are quite different. The general public may see this matchup as a fighter vs. fighter, but experienced individuals see it differently. Lets take a look at the background of this upcoming fight, a brief overview of the records of both these athletes and then try to come up with a prediction for a fight.
The background of the fight
As mentioned before, most consider this matchup as fighter vs. fighter, but we don't see it that way. Both sports take years, if not decades to master. Mayweather has done nothing but master his craft for essentially his entire life. So how did this fight even come to fruition? Do people want to see who has better striking? An MMA fighter or a Boxer? More than likely its just as simple as money. The fight is expected to make more than $400 million and with such high amounts of money at stake, no one would really say no.
The history of the fighters
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been in the sport of boxing since the early 1990s, notably representing the US in 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He retired in 2015 with a 49-0 professional record. He is regarded by many to be one of the greatest boxers of all time. On the other hand, Conor McGregor is a much younger fighter and his MMA career began in 2008. He is a UFC Champion and the first fighter to hold two championship belts simultaneously.
The fight, and the advantages/disadvantages for the fighters
While the two fighters come from different sports, the pair will meet in a boxing ring.
In an MMA fight, McGregor has a lot of techniques at his disposal, such as punches, kicks, and grappling. His past wins have shown us that his movement and timing with striking is unorthodox but very effective. This match up will show how well his strengths translate inside the boxing ring.
Mayweather’s record shows that he is one of the best boxers of all time. He is known for his footwork and defensive ability. Some of the best boxers in the world who have spent their entire life boxing, have never won against Floyd.
In every sport, an athletes age has a significant impact on their performance. Conor seems to have a huge advantage in this regard but is the gap in skill and experience large enough to eliminate the age factor?
There is no doubt that both fighters are masters of their own sport, but a matchup between them introduces interesting factors. As far as who will win, most believe both have already won given the amount of money they are going to make.