The Real Deal reckons Money is the overwhelming favourite but refuses to rule out his UFC star opponent upsetting the odds when they meet in Las Vegas on Saturday
HEAVYWEIGHT legend Evander Holyfield believes Conor McGregor can shock the world of boxing – and has now revealed exactly how UFC star can do it.
The Irishman is making his debut in the ring but still believes he can be the first man to put a blemish on Floyd Mayweather’s 49-0 record in Las Vegas on Saturday.
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And the two-weight world champ reckons McGregor’s best chance of beating his bitter rival is to make Mayweather lose his cool in the ring.
The Real Deal said: “I think it boils down to strategy.
“McGregor has to find some kind of way to strike Mayweather in such a way so Mayweather loses his cool.
“That’s the only way he can win. The hardest fight is any time when you fight somebody and you’re not sure what he’s doing.
“McGregor will try to do that (since he doesn’t move like a typical boxer).
“Only way he can have a chance of winning is, for example, if it’s a dull fight and Mayweather loses his cool and both swing at the same time and McGregor knocks him down.
“Is that possible? Yes. When you get in the ring it’s always a possibility.”
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“MAYWEATHER is going to play around for six or seven rounds, give the vast audience their money’s worth, then take McGregor out”
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The majority of bookies and fans have been siding with a Mayweather win and some experts expect him to do it with ease.
McGregor’s lack of experience in a boxing ring has been cited as the main reason the undefeated American will come out on top.
But Holyfield admitted there are many people that want to see a “non-boxer” take on the veteran and shock the world by pulling off the unthinkable.
Holyfield added:”I think what people want to see is another guy, who’s not a boxer, to beat a great boxer in a boxing match.
“I think if Floyd doesn’t knock him out, I think that it will boil down to McGregor being a tough guy, taking a lot of punches.
“I think the fight can be a great fight if he takes a lot of hits from Mayweather and survives.
“Of course, you have to be so good to get so many people to pay that kind of money.
“I’ve seen boxing fights with $120million paydays, but with him, an MMA fighter, they make less.
“But this fight is going to be a record-breaking fight.
“It’s entertainment. I don’t think that McGregor has the matching ability of Mayweather.
“But obviously he’s got a heart, to train and fight in MMA you have to be tough.”
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