UPSET! Where would a McGregor win over Mayweather rank amongst the biggest shockers in boxing?

Conor McGregor - James “Buster” Douglas KO10 Mike Tyson. Leon Spinks W15 Muhammad Ali. Cassius Clay WRTD7 Sonny Liston. James J. Braddock W15 Max Baer. Lloyd Honeyghan WRTD6 Don Curry. Antonio Tarver KO2 Roy Jones Junior.

James “Buster” Douglas KO10 Mike Tyson. Leon Spinks W15 Muhammad Ali. Cassius Clay WRTD7 Sonny Liston. James J. Braddock W15 Max Baer. Lloyd Honeyghan WRTD6 Don Curry. Antonio Tarver KO2 Roy Jones Junior.

Each of the above stunned the boxing world, some of these wholly unforeseen results shocking the whole world; sporting and otherwise. The question now is, where would a Conor McGregor win over Floyd Mayweather rank alongside these momentous boxing upsets?

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Lennox Lewis on Mayweather vs McGregor: Is he going to throw a kick?

Conor McGregor - Heavyweight great Lennox Lewis, who occasionally works as a guest commentator now that his own boxing career has ended, is not looking forward to this Saturday's big, heavily hyped Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor crossover fight. In fact, in speaking with BBC Sport, Lewis referred to the fight as “a farce.”

Heavyweight great Lennox Lewis, who occasionally works as a guest commentator now that his own boxing career has ended, is not looking forward to this Saturday’s big, heavily hyped Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor crossover fight. In fact, in speaking with BBC Sport, Lewis referred to the fight as “a farce.”

Lewis said he will not be travelling to Las Vegas to watch the fight “unless they pay me to commentate on it.” Lewis, however, did say there is some mystery to the fight – “everybody wants to know what’s going to happen,” he said.

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Mayweather vs McGregor: Floyd Mayweather Interview

Conor McGregor - I'm going to first introduce the participants on the call today. Of course we have the one and only Floyd Mayweather joined by Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, and Stephen Espinoza, Executive VP and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports. At this time I'll turn it over to Leonard Ellerbe to begin the call.

Kelly Swanson
Thank you operator. Thanks to everybody for joining in. From the World Tour to Fight Week, we are days away from a really, really big event. Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor.

I’m going to first introduce the participants on the call today. Of course we have the one and only Floyd Mayweather joined by Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, and Stephen Espinoza, Executive VP and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports. At this time I’ll turn it over to Leonard Ellerbe to begin the call.

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McGregor – Mayweather: Conor McGregor Interview

Conor McGregor - Can Conor shock the world?  We'll all find out August 26th live from the T-Mobile Arena in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Without further ado, I turn the call over to your questions for the notorious Conor McGregor.

Matt Radmanovich
Thank you everyone for joining. Today we’ll actually be breaking this conference call in two, with UFC President Dana White joining us in the second half of the call. But first, we have joining us a fighter many people call the greatest mixed martial artist in the world. Already a two division champion in the UFC, who has taken on the best in his sport, “The Notorious” Conor McGregor leaves the octagon behind now for him to step into the ring and again, make the impossible possible. Challenging an icon of boxing, the undefeated 49-0 Floyd “Money” Mayweather, this will be his toughest test yet.

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Official Weigh-In Tickets

Conor McGregor - Complimentary tickets for the official Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor weigh-in will be available for fight fans ahead of the blockbuster clash taking place Saturday, Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Complimentary tickets for the official Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor weigh-in will be available for fight fans ahead of the blockbuster clash taking place Saturday, Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Ticket holders for the live event and closed circuit viewings will have the first chance to acquire weigh-in tickets on Monday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. PT – 10 p.m. PT, with a limit of four (4) per person. Transactions will be mobile (paperless) entry only.

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Andre Ward to work for ESPN on Crawford-Indongo & Mayweather-McGregor fights

Conor McGregor - Undefeated two-division world champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward will join ESPN’s coverage of two of the year’s biggest boxing events: the August 19th Top Rank Boxing on ESPN Terence “Bud” Crawford vs Julius Indongo and the August 26th pay-per-view Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor.

Undefeated two-division world champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward will join ESPN’s coverage of two of the year’s biggest boxing events: the August 19th Top Rank Boxing on ESPN Terence “Bud” Crawford vs Julius Indongo and the August 26th pay-per-view Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor.

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As a result of the eight-ounce gloves allowed for the fight, the odds drop in Mayweather Vs. McGregor

Conor McGregor - Much has been made of the Nevada State Athletic Commission allowing Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to box whilst wearing smaller, eight-ounce gloves. A number of fight fans, along with some experts, are now giving the MMA star a better shot at pulling off what would absolutely go down in history as the biggest pro debut victory ever scored.

Much has been made of the Nevada State Athletic Commission allowing Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to box whilst wearing smaller, eight-ounce gloves. A number of fight fans, along with some experts, are now giving the MMA star a better shot at pulling off what would absolutely go down in history as the biggest pro debut victory ever scored.

McGregor, 0-0-0 inside a boxing ring, to Mayweather’s majestic 49-0 numbers, is not quite the long-shot he once was in this fight – not in the opinion of his fans and not at the bookmakers. As per a piece on The Las Vegas Review-Journal, the odds at William Hill in Las Vegas changed quite significantly when news broke about the eight-ounce gloves being brought in to replace the standard 10-ounce.

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Why Boxing needs Gregory McConnor to beat Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor - By Maverick Fantana: This article looks to explore why boxing will be better off if Irish-man Gregory McConnor (not yet a household name) wins against Floyd. He prowls around the ring with such finesse, with such grace, I honestly can't say I have seen anything like it before in my life. Judging by the comments on his open workout videos, nobody else has either. The way he handled Paulie Malignaggi in twenty seconds of edited sparring footage was just spectacular and has got the average British pub goer talking about this mega, mega boxing bout. A true classic for the ages.

By Maverick Fantana: This article looks to explore why boxing will be better off if Irish-man Gregory McConnor (not yet a household name) wins against Floyd. He prowls around the ring with such finesse, with such grace, I honestly can’t say I have seen anything like it before in my life. Judging by the comments on his open workout videos, nobody else has either. The way he handled Paulie Malignaggi in twenty seconds of edited sparring footage was just spectacular and has got the average British pub goer talking about this mega, mega boxing bout. A true classic for the ages.

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Confirmed: Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor will fight using eight-ounce gloves

Conor McGregor - Floyd Mayweather has his wish, Conor McGregor has his. The two stars from rival sports will fight their upcoming August 26 “Super Fight” with eight-ounce gloves. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today confirmed an exception has been granted and that eight-ounce gloves will be used, not the standard ten-ounce.

Floyd Mayweather has his wish, Conor McGregor has his. The two stars from rival sports will fight their upcoming August 26 “Super Fight” with eight-ounce gloves. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today confirmed an exception has been granted and that eight-ounce gloves will be used, not the standard ten-ounce.

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Mayweather vows to “go straight ahead because the fans deserve it” in McGregor fight – but can we take Floyd at his word?

Conor McGregor - Floyd Mayweather has said it before and last night he said it again: he is going to step away from his usual defensive, even safety-first approach and “go straight ahead” in his fast-approaching “Super Fight” with MMA star Conor McGregor.

Floyd Mayweather has said it before and last night he said it again: he is going to step away from his usual defensive, even safety-first approach and “go straight ahead” in his fast-approaching “Super Fight” with MMA star Conor McGregor.

Speaking on The Jimmy Kimmel Live! Show, the 49-0 master – referred to by many good judges as the finest defensive fighter ever – vowed to fight aggressively and do his part to put on an exciting contest, because the fans “deserve it.”

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