Promoter who managed Lennox Lewis slams stars and says fight shows ‘everything that’s wrong about sport’
CONOR McGREGOR’S billion dollar bout against Floyd Mayweather is an “absolute insult” to boxing, says Kellie Maloney.
The promoter who managed former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has slammed the two fighters ahead of their Las Vegas showdown this weekend.
And Maloney piled on more criticism by saying the contest represents “everything that’s wrong about sport”.
Transgender Maloney said of McGregor vs Mayweather: “I won’t be watching the fight. I think it’s an absolute insult to the credibility of the noble art of boxing.
“The governing body who have sanctioned this should be ashamed of themselves.
“This is more of a pantomime than a fight. It’s purely for money making purposes but Floyd Mayweather doesn’t need any more money and neither do the casinos in Las Vegas.
“In my opinion, this fight is everything that’s wrong about sport.
“McGregor is a very good fighter in his own sport, but he’s only had a few amateur fights and stepping into a boxing ring is a completely different discipline to what he’s used to and he’s going up against one of the best fighters of all time.
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“They are both very arrogant and their press conferences have been a disgrace it’s just not what sport’s about.
“Young people will be tuning into this and will think it’s great. It will draw attention because it is
“The UFC fans who have a big following particularly in America will actually believe McGregor can win but I will be surprised if he even lays a glove on Mayweather.”
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