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28 June 2017

Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather: Manny Pacquiao predicts easy money for his old rival as he targets grudge rematch

CONOR MCGREGOR will not touch Floyd Mayweather in a boring one-sided fight, according to Money Man’s old nemesis Manny Pacquiao.

The eight-division champ is one of the most decorated fighters ever and will go down in the boxing history books as a legend – but even he was schooled by the 49-0 ace.

Floyd Mayweather is inching closer to a monumental return to the boxing ring - against Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather is making a monumental return to the boxing ring – against Conor McGregor
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When the pair finally met in 2015 – years after they should have collided in their primes – the American controlled all 12-rounds for a unanimous decision.


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Conor McGregor has always talked up his boxing skills - but could he really beat a boxing legend?
Conor McGregor has always talked up his boxing skills – but could he really beat a boxing legend?
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Conor McGregor is back in the gym training for a fight with Floyd Mayweather
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Floyd Mayweather has admitted Conor McGregor possesses a lot of boxing talent
Floyd Mayweather has admitted Conor McGregor possesses a lot of boxing talent
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And the modest Filipino – who fights Australian Jeff Horn on July 2 – admits if Mayweather can dominate fighters like himself and Canelo Alvarez, he will make mincemeat out of the UFC star.

Pacman said: “”McGregor has no chance in this fight. In fact, it could be very boring.

“There is no way he will be able to land a meaningful punch on Floyd. How could he? He has no professional experience in boxing.

“Floyd is a gifted fighter with great defence. His footwork and reflexes are excellent.

“I can say Floyd Mayweather will win, because the fight is in boxing, not an MMA fight. So that’s an advantage with Floyd.

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“I don’t think McGregor is compatible with boxing, pure boxing.  I’m hoping that it’s not going to be a boring fight. We’ll see.”

Mayweather has already patented a string of ‘50-0’ trademarks to earn off the new record he looks certain to set on August 26 in the Las Vegas showdown.

Another victory will take him to half a century of wins and beyond the iconic milestone set by boxing legend Rocky Marciano.

The sublime-looking 40-year-old is then expected to slip back into retirement and return to running strip clubs.

Floyd Mayweather will be confident heading into his 50th fight as a professional Boxer
Floyd Mayweather will be confident heading into his 50th fight as a professional Boxer
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Floyd Mayweather has been tempted back into the boxing ring for a scrap with The Notorious
Floyd Mayweather has been tempted back into the boxing ring for a scrap with The Notorious
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Manny Pacquiao must beat Horn if he has hope of Mayweather rematch, says Freddie Roach

But Pacquiao’s iconic coach Freddie Roach has revealed his man wants a rematch with Mayweather in an attempt to avenge his loss in the £470m fight he lost.

Ahead of the Horn bout, Roach said: “”Manny is, I think, in a must-win situation. He wants a rematch with Mayweather.

“And I mean to get Mayweather you have to look good against Jeff Horn, he has to look good, he has to be impressive.

“I think there is a lot riding on this fight and I feel Manny has to look really good in this fight.”

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