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It goes back to the late call on negotiations for McGregor’s fight with Eddie Alvarez for the UFC Lighweight Championship, with the deal going into the eleventh hour before Kavanagh was woken up at 2am by The Notorious with a text that simple read “Airport 10am”.
McGregor would go on to defeat Alvarez, who was holding out for more money during the negotiations, at UFC 205 in November to claim the title.
That was the last fight McGregor had ahead of his August 26 date with Mayweather. And Kavanagh, speaking on The MMA Hour last night, said that he found out about the deal for the superfight in the same way.
“It was almost similar, the way it played out”, he said.”It was on, it was off. It was on, it was off.”Then I got the text from him – ‘It’s on. 154. August 26th. Let’s go!’
Despite the fact that Mayweather-McGregor is expected to challenge boxing’s live gate and PPV buy records, it’s difficult to find anyone who doesn’t see the fight for what it truly is: a carnival, entertainment spectacle and outright money grab.
Some like retired great Bernard Hopkins, who holds a competing interest as a promoter in the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin showdown three weeks later on Sept. 16, have taken it a step further.
“This is all fake news. First of all, [McGregor] hasn’t fought an amateur [boxing] fight to my knowledge. I’ve checked around and I’ve been around the game for a long time. He hasn’t had any experience as an amateur or a professional. How does any commission, in Vegas or anywhere, give him a license to fight a guy like Mayweather, who is one of the icon guys of our era?”
Manny Pacquiao, who returns Saturday to face Jeff Horn in Australia, set the combat sports PPV buy record at an astounding 4.6 million in 2015 against Mayweather. But even “PacMan” said he isn’t willing to waste his time watching such a sideshow event, in which almost no one is willing to give McGregor, 28, a chance at even being competitive against the 40-year-old Mayweather.
“The real fight and the best fight is Golovkin versus Canelo,” Pacquiao told Yahoo Sports. “The best versus the best. That’s the fight I will be watching.
“McGregor has no chance in this fight. In fact, it could be very boring. There is no way he will be able to land a meaningful punch on Floyd. How could he? He has no professional experience in boxing.”
“I really don’t want to comment about that fight,” Alvarez told media members during his recent promotional tour for the Golovkin fight. “Our fight is a real fight; it’s a fight [fans] demanded and wanted. It’s two fighters at their best, at their peak, and you know what you’re going to get.”
Alvarez, who was nearly shutout over 12 rounds against Mayweather and struggled to land a meaningful punch, knows first hand the struggles McGregor will face.
“Mayweather’s style doesn’t make for attractive fights; it’s difficult to land punches,” Alvarez said. “He’s not aggressive; he doesn’t punch hard at all. I learned a lot [from that fight], and I’ve grown.”
During a media stop at ESPN headquarters last week, Golovkin said he would only watch the fight if he had the time and said he would prefer to “go and play hockey with my son.” Naturally, he preferred his own bout with Alvarez as the biggest “real” fight of the year.
“If you want to watch a true fight, a true boxing fight, like a classic fight, welcome to Sept. 16,” Golovkin said. “If you want to watch a show like, I don’t know, a business show, a comedy show Floyd is Floyd. Conor, he is a very good fighter, but he’s not a boxer.”
The only fighter who seems to have given McGregor a chance is former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, an English boxer of Irish descent, who is known for his flamboyant takes.
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