Boxing sensation Anthony Fowler is the latest to dismiss Conor McGregor’s chances against Floyd Mayweather on August 26.
The Matchroom boxing has even predicted it may not last the distance.
“I can’t see McGregor laying a punch on him. Mayweather may not have been in the ring for two years but he’s fit and always trains. I just fancy Mayweather to have no problems and believe he can stop him at any point of the fight if he wants to,” Fowler exclusively told World Boxing News.
“If he wants to step it up he can, if he wants to cruise it then he’ll cruise it but I just think McGregor’s going to gas out. It’s going to be a one-sided fight.”
Despite criticism towards their ‘WWE behavior’ during the press tour, Fowler believes the superstars have promoted the fight impeccably well, upstaging fellow mega-fights in July and September.
“They’ve done it perfect. The fight was made in June and it’s happening in August, I don’t think they’ve dragged it out. The whole media are talking about it.
“Look at Mikey Garcia, he’s fighting Adrian Broner and nobody has mentioned it. Golovkin’s fighting Alvarez which has been on the down low because of this.
“It’s just taken over the whole boxing world – overshadowed everything.”
The 26-year-old shared his disbelief at the whole ordeal, stating the circus between the duo has had repercussions for the biggest fight of the year.
“It frustrates me because I’m a big boxing fan and believe that GGG and Alvarez should be the main event. It’s two of the best pound for pound fighters and it’s been overshadowed – which is pathetic.
“The average person will be like, ‘ah MMA v boxing,’ but at the end of the day it’s a discredit to the sport and McGregor is used to kicking, elbowing and clinching whereas this is all hands, there’s no kicking.
“Fair play to them though, they’ll make a fortune,” he added.
Joe Hewlett is lead writer for World Boxing News. Follow Joe on Twitter @Hewlett95