Is the idea of Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor good for boxing's image?

Smoke without fire? The rumblings of Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor have gathered pace. Sky Sports have asked some of boxing’s most powerful figures

if this proposed fight is good for their beloved sport…

You can almost imagine Conor McGregor, the UFC champion, angrily pacing the streets of Las Vegas in his snakeskin loafers - 'Where's Floyd? Where's Floyd?'

Alas, it is not so simple to pick a fight, even if you stand undisputed at the pinnacle of your sport as both McGregor and his would-be dance partner Floyd Mayweather proudly do. Their tit for tat started as a tired debate - boxing vs MMA - but has flourished into one of sport's most compelling stories. But should the boxing world be excited or embarrassed by the idea of Mayweather vs McGregor?

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