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Mayweather and McGregor Ready to Rumble

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“Ready to Rumble”

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Elizabeth Zamarripa-Lopez

The anticipated boxing match between the Notorious UFC fighter, Conor McGregor, and the undefeated veteran boxer,  Floyd Mayweather is finally here. There are a wealth of positive, and disadvantages for both fighters.

McGregor has the physical advantage over Mayweather because of his height. The UFC fighter’s height measures at 5 ft. 9 inches, as opposed to the boxer’s 5 ft. 8 inch stature. That may not be of major significance; however, perhaps McGregor’s reach at 74 may overpower Mayweather’s 72 reach ability. Thus, the fact that the UFC star is fresh and youthful at 29 years old vs. Mayweather’s age of 40 might become a factor as well.

In regards to experience, Mayweather has a 49-0 record, and evidently he’s within his boxing element. Therefore, this will be a change of venue for McGregor’s octagon setting. Although, McGregor has previously stated that he has a boxing background during his younger years in Ireland, some critics still favor the boxer.

The southpaw packed punch that McGregor exhibits is a major factor, and may be an advantage over Mayweather. For instance, as Oscar De La Hoya once stated, ” the southpaw jab is Mayweather’s Kryptonite.” According to the former boxing “Golden Boy,” De La Hoya, has stated that Mayweather struggles in deflecting a south paw punch. De La Hoya’s observation establishes credibility regarding McGregor’s south paw ability.

Overall, this hyped up fight will definitely draw a crowd tonight in Las Vegas. The MMA fighter will have this opportunity to prove himself, as a diverse champion if he defeats Mayweather. The retired boxer’s return may also leave an impacting legacy if Mayweather wins. The victory will be bestowed on whomever is willing to give it their all, and fight with stealth, and ultimate power. In the words of the legendary, Michael Buffer, “Let’s get ready to rumble…”

 

Source: Fox Sports

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