Manny Pacquiao Says ‘McGregor Has No Chance’ Against Mayweather And He Won’t Even Watch the Fight
Manny Pacquiao is the latest boxing icon to dismiss Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s upcoming boxing match as what it will almost certainly be: 12 rounds of the Irish UFC star getting utterly schooled by one of the best boxers of all time.
“McGregor has no chance in this fight,” Pacquiao told Yahoo Sports. “In fact, it could be very boring.”
It’s pretty much the exact same thing we’ve heard from everyone who knows anything about the sweet science. But having been blown out and baffled by Mayweather in a 2015 snoozefest that went 12 excruciating rounds, Pac-Man is especially qualified to dole out a prediction.
“There is no way he will be able to land a meaningful punch on Floyd,” said Pacquiao, who is boxing’s only eight-time world champion.
“How could he? He has no professional experience in boxing.”
Consider that Pacquiao, perhaps the second greatest boxer of his generation behind Mayweather, landed only 81 total punches against Money’s maddeningly good defense in the so-called “Fight of the Century.”
“The real fight and the best fight is [Gennady] Golovkin vs. Canelo [Alvarez],” Pacquiao added. “The best versus the best. That’s the fight I will be watching.”
Both Golovkin and Alvarez said the same thing when we talked to them about their September 19 bout—it’s the real biggest fight in boxing as far as diehard fight fans are concerned.
And let’s not forget about former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson, who also told us McGregor “doesn’t have a chance,” and “won’t be able to touch Floyd.”
McGregor’s former sparring partner also says the Irishman has zero chance of winning, as do Vegas oddsmakers, boxing journalists, and basically everyone else.
Still, McGregor is putting on a brave face about his prospects of beating the 49-0 Mayweather in his very first boxing match.
The MMA superstar posted a series of photos to Twitter that purportedly show his ability to duck in and out of range of his sparring partner. He capped them off by referring to himself as “King Ghost.”
Of course, the video of “King Ghost” getting dominated by his boxing sparring partner last year tells a very different story.
But maybe he’ll prove everyone wrong come August 26… right?