Prediction for Floyd Mayweather vs Connor McGregor

When it comes to major events, tonight is top-tier of the entertainment/sports world. With NFL Preseason, NCAA Football, and MLS having a multitude of matches tonight, no one seems to care about making time to watch any of those. Instead, everyone is making plans to watch the Connor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather fight. I mean for goodness sake, do not walk into a sports bar and ask to put something other than the fight on, they will look at you completely sideways. Anyways, this is arguably the biggest fight in boxing and MMA history as the two legends from each sport collide tonight to determine who is the better fighter. Some of us at WBLZ decided to predict what could happen tonight.

First up, Ryne Milkins on what he thinks will happen tonight:

There’s a huge difference in the fan in me and the realist when it comes to tonight’s superfight. Like many other sports fans, I’d love to see Conor McGregor complete the upset and do the impossible. There’s nothing I want to see more than McGregor dropping the 49-0 Floyd Mayweather in the first round like he’s done so many times before.

However, that’s simply not going to happen. Floyd Mayweather will win this fight and it won’t even be close. Putting the best defensive boxer of all-time against someone who’s never participated in a professional boxing match is simply unfair. Conor will come out swinging, maybe land a few shots and get the Irish crowd’s blood pumping, but it’ll be Mayweather that comes out on top.

Mayweather knows the game of boxing. He knows how to win, how to sway the judges, and how to do as little as possible in order to win. Conor doesn’t. Instead, he’s used to going 100% out of the gate for three or five rounds and trying to force a finish. In McGregor’s UFC career he’s only gone the distance twice, and those were five and three round fights. Mayweather’s stamina and long-game will be what does McGregor in when it’s all said and done.

Could McGregor pull off the upset and stun the world? Sure. Like his 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo, the possibility of him landing a punch and knocking his opponent out is always there. That’s what makes this fight so enticing. But in reality, it simply will not happen. This fight will go the distance, with the last five being a brutal snore-fest, and Mayweather will win by unanimous decision.

And finally Michael Sigman is listed below:

Looking at this from a boxing standpoint, Floyd Mayweather should win this fight early and quick. From a physical and hitting standpoint, Connor McGregor should win this fight with the first hard hit he has the chance to lay on Mayweather. But both of these attributes of fighting are going to matter tonight, so it basically is going to come down to who wants it more.

Floyd has he upper advantage, mainly because he is 49-0. Think about this, Floyd has fought 49 fighters, mastered the art of defensive boxing, and has not allowed himself to hit the mat at all. This man is insanely talented when it comes to boxing and he does his research very well to match his opponents speed, find their weak spots and exploit them to win. Yet, McGregor has no previous boxing experience which helps and hinders him. Connor has never been in a boxing match, environment, or faced a boxer in his entire MMA career. This is going to be a huge adjustment for him, but it helps him fight against Floyd, mainly because Floyd has no tape against Connor. Floyd is going to have to learn his opponent during the match which Connor will know all of his exploits and strengths and play them to Connors advantage.

Honestly, and I really mean honestly, I think Connor McGregor will win this fight within 4 rounds. Connor will be able to find an open spot and expose it, earning him his first boxing win. Connor will be able to celebrate for only a short amount of time because we all know when Floyd loses there will be a rematch, which he will win.

Here at WBLZ Sports, we are currently split in who we think will win this match tonight, with that being said, who do you have winning the match tonight?

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