McGregor facing Mayweather the biggest boxing mismatch ever, I’ve got kids who beat him – Hearn

Mark Robinson

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has pulled no punches with his latest assessment of a Pay-Per-View extravaganza between Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor.

Hearn has made no secret of the fact the contest would be a dream fight for him to be part of, mainly because of the mega-bucks involved on both sides, but as an actual contest with Queensberry Rules, Anthony Joshua’s handler sees it as a completely one-sided affair.

“I don’t mind MMA and I’ve been fascinated by Conor McGregor from a business perspective,” Hearn said to The Guardian.

“McGregor is one of the world’s best MMA fighters but I’ve got kids at York Hall who would beat him hands down in a boxing match.

“And he’s fighting Floyd Mayweather? That’s the biggest boxing mismatch ever but if they need a promoter, give me a call. I’d snap it up,” he added.

UFC boss Dana White recently declared himself on board for the contest despite previously stating the fight would never happen, meaning Mayweather and McGregor are that much closer to landing a nine-figure check.

Dates in September are currently being touted for the Las Vegas showdown, which would see Mayweather contest a 50th pro bout as McGregor amazingly makes his pro debut.

Odds on an upset for McGregor seem to be widening by the second, although there are still some figures in both codes who believe the encounter is far from a forgone conclusion.