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Mayweather vs McGregor: Carl Froch says Floyd Mayweather's return to the ring will be intriguing

Mayweather vs McGregor: Carl Froch says Floyd Mayweather's return to the ring will be intriguing

Floyd Mayweather's comeback fight against Conor McGregor is another fascinating opportunity to see the American star back in a ring, says Carl Froch...

I'm going to watch Mayweather-McGregor 100 per cent. I'm intrigued and it's going to bring a whole new audience to boxing.

The art of pugilism is hit and not get hit. It's a technique and skill that is acquired over years and years. Mixed Martial Arts is not boxing. I know McGregor has boxed a bit and likes to stay on his feet, but top fighters such as Manny Pacquiao, Oscar De La Hoya and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez could not really get near Mayweather. How is Conor McGregor going to get near him?

 

Will he still have the same sharpness, speed, and reflexes? It will be fascinating just to see Mayweather back in a boxing ring.

Carl Froch

Floyd has been out of the ring for nearly two years and apparently Conor McGregor can punch a bit. There is that little element of the unknown. How is Mayweather going to respond if this fight goes the distance, or it starts to go late? How is he going to look? Will he still have the same sharpness, speed, and reflexes? It will be fascinating just to see Mayweather back in a boxing ring.

Sky Sports expert Carl Froch and Floyd Mayweather had mutual respect when they met before the Manny Pacquiao fight
 
Sky Sports expert Carl Froch and Floyd Mayweather had mutual respect when they met before the Manny Pacquiao fight

Mayweather does not knock many people out. I know he knocked out Ricky Hatton and he knocked a few other fighters out, but he is not known as a knock out man. The fight is at 154 and Floyd has only fought around that weight three times and he did not knock out any of those opponents.

But I don't think Floyd necessarily needs to get a knockout to gain maximum respect in boxing. He could totally outclass him instead.

It will be very entertaining for the build-up and interesting due to a few question marks about Floyd's inactivity.

As a boxing purist, I cannot state a case for Conor winning this fight. It will very difficult for McGregor to get close to Mayweather and catch him with a punch and it will be interesting to see if he will revert to roughhouse tactics. I'll definitely be tuning in to watch.

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  • Origin: skysports/GhAgent