Oscar De La Hoya said last week that he believes a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor could kill the sport of boxing. The all-time great and current boxing promoter wrote on Facebook that he was unsure if the sport would ever recover from what he deemed a circus fight.
Not everything in boxing has that sentiment, though. Roy Jones Jr. told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he has no issue with Mayweather vs. McGregor and will surely watch it himself. The former four-weight world champion said he knows exactly why it’s going to happen.
“Floyd is in the business of knowing what people want to see and he gives them what they want to see,” Jones Jr. said. “And they pay for it, because it’s what they want to see. So why would they not do that? It would be crazy not to do that.”