McGregor backers: Mayweather fight is no sideshow

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Their barbs will come fast and furious, with little if anything deemed below the belt.

Van Heerden offered his opinion on Conor's boxing skills to a TMZ cameraman, and essentially says he has no chance against Mayweather.

So let's test that.

Will McGregor have the stamina to last 12 rounds of three minutes each - that is 36 minutes of boxing? While Mayweather was born into boxing - his father and uncle both fought professionally, and he never really considered any other path - McGregor began focusing on the sport when a potentially life-changing payday became a realistic possibility. Round 2: The press tour through the start of fight week.

Biggest purse in boxing history?

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Just like boxing and MMA: 10 points to the victor of the round, 9 points to the loser - 8 if there's a barb worthy of being considered an emotional knockdown.

Meanwhile, the UFC champ took to Twitter to say "the fight is on".

After all, this might be the most anticipated clash of styles inside a ring since 1982, when Rocky fought Thunderlips in Rocky III. Cleverness counts and no smart aleck surrogates - trash talk, like boxing and MMA, is a solo sport.

This spectacle has been two years in the making, and like any memorable event trying to transcend into a true pop culture moment, there's plenty of backstory to build on.

Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe told Sky Sports: "Speaking of Savannah, she doesn't know this so I'll break this, she will make her pro debut on that card". "I am a Conor McGregor fan".

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The pair danced around the idea of fighting through back and forth social posts, playing off the natural rivalry among MMA and boxing fans. "Anything can happen so that's why I like to watch from the outside, it's unknown; you don't know what's going to happen", Boxing Scene quoted Holm as saying.

If you thought you were snookered out of $100 when Mayweather fought a snoozer against Manny Pacquiao, you might keep a firm hand on your wallet.

"Floyd doesn't know - not no one in this boxing game knows what's coming". "Floyd said '154 is no problem, I don't want a catchweight, '" Ellerbe said. "When I step in there I'm gonna shock the whole. world".

The fight is expected to gross millions of dollars with Mayweather a solid favourite. McGregor is no amateur fighter; besides being the current UFC Lightweight Champion, he is also the former UFC Featherweight Champion and packs quite the punch.

Age is an early theme for McGregor, who is 28. "It's the right fight at the right place at the right time".

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