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Mayweather vs McGregor: Early preview and analysis

Mayweather! McGregor! It’s a big mega super crazy huge fight! And it sucks.

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Floyd Mayweather

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Record: 49-0 (26 KO) ... Streak: W49 ... Last 5: 5-0 ... Last 10: 10-0 ... Stance: Orthodox ... Height/Reach: 5'8" / 72" ... Age: 40

Thoughts: Floyd Mayweather is the greatest professional boxer of the current generation, a man who has won world titles in five weight classes, and has hardly been so much as challenged in recent memory, even against arguably the second-best boxer of the current generation, Manny Pacquiao. He has laid waste to highly skilled, trained professional boxers who have worked their entire lives on the particular skills needed to be a top professional boxer. He’s made them look inept, clumsy, and overmatched.

Conor McGregor

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Record: 0-0 (0 KO) ... Streak: N/A ... Last 5: N/A ... Last 10: N/A ... Stance: Southpaw ... Height/Reach: 5'9" / 74" ... Age: 28

Thoughts: Conor McGregor is not a professional boxer.

Matchup Grade: F. This is the greatest lie ever sold to fight fans, be they boxing-only fans, boxing-first fans, MMA-only fans, or MMA-first fans. A lot of people are going to buy this on pay-per-view, and they are going to feel lied to after it’s over. So let’s get it out of the way now: this fight is a farce and you shouldn’t pay pay-per-view money to see it. Don’t come around on August 27 and say nobody warned you.

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