Watch: Boxing legend Lennox Lewis says Mayweather v McGregor ‘not a good fight’
Heavyweight legend Lennox Lewis revealed his disappointment in a future boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor during a video interview recently.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, the former undisputed champion gave some brief comments when asked about the fight, which looks likely to go ahead in Las Vegas this September.
“I don’t even think it’s a good fight,” Lewis told TMZ.
“Conor’s great at all different styles, but you’ve got Floyd who’s a master of one and Conor’s trying to box him at his style. It’s a great spectacle, but I don’t think it will be a great fight.”
Lewis added: “Floyd is the master, but if Floyd is gonna fight him at something else, I think he’ll be losing.”
Mayweather v McGregor took a huge step forward this week when UFC boss Dana White confirmed he wouldn’t step in the way of the cross-codes contest as both men stand to make a nine-figure sum.
Fans of MMA and boxing have the potential to rival Pay-Per-View figures at least over 2m based on what Mayweather and McGregor have boasted in their most recent fights. But even attempting to come close to the 4.4m buys of the Pacquiao fight could be an ambitious plan.
It seems to be a direct split between punters of either loving the fight or loathing it right now, which may not be enough to see the fight rival ‘MayPac’ and become the biggest seller of all time.