JUST days away from one of the biggest ever fights in boxing, SunSport's experts have given their views on how the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather clash will pan out.And it appears that the bookies look to have got it spot on. Listen to the Podcast by clicking on the picture aboveMayweather is the hot favourite to preserve his undefeated boxing record against a man who has never had a professional bout before.But in recent weeks McGregor's odds have come in, and he is now 3/1 with many outlets to spring what would be one of the biggest ever shocks in the sport.Mayweather is heavy favourite at 1/4.A panel consisting of head of SunSport Shaun Custis, UFC expert Wally Downes, Britain's number one boxing correspondent Colin Hart and chief sports writer Dave Kidd aired their views on the big one in a special podcast.And Hart was particularly clear in how he thought the fight would go.He said: "Mayweather is never out of the gym, he is a fitness freak. Click here for all you need to … [Read more...] about McGregor vs Mayweather podcast: SunSport’s expert panel discuss the big fight… and there’s only one way it is going to go
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DANA WHITE has revealed that Rounda Rousey is getting married on the same day as Conor McGregor’s fight with Floyd Mayweather.The UFC superstar puts on boxing gloves for the first time as he faces the unbeaten American in Las Vegas.But it will also be a big day for his fellow octagon ace Rousey, who’s getting hitched to beau Travis Browne.The former women’s bantamweight champion will presumably be skipping McGregor’s battle with Mayweather as a result.But UFC chief White admits he probably won’t be making it to the wedding as he only received an invitation yesterday.Speaking on The Rich Eisen Show, White said: “Ronda Rousey gets married tomorrow. Tomorrow is her wedding.“And she’s in a good place, she’s really happy, and she hasn’t announced her retirement or anything like that.“She’s focusing on this wedding. Of all the days, she’s like, ‘I’m getting married.’ STAKE £10 ON MAYWEATHER … [Read more...] about McGregor vs Mayweather: Ronda Rousey is getting married on same day as Las Vegas fight, Dana White reveals
CONOR McGREGOR is just days away from his showdown with Floyd Mayweather after months of build up.The bout will be UFC star McGregor's first boxing match against a legend who retired with a 49-0 record. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: BET £10 ON MAYWEATHER v McGREGOR GET A FREE £20/£30 BETHere, SunSport looks at the Tale of the Tape ahead of the billion dollar scrap. Keep up to date with ALL the latest boxing news, gossip and rumours MAYWEATHER heads into the blockbuster bout as clear favourite.The American bowed out of boxing with a spotless record of 49-0.In 2015 he defeated Manny Pacquiao, which enhanced his incredible career.Before retiring, Mayweather fought Andre Berto, in September 2015 to take him just one bout away from his 50th fight.McGregor's inexperience will certainly show - but physically he has the edge on Mayweather.The two-time UFC champion has a longer reach and will pack more power in his punches.And his own record of 21-3 is not half bad either.McGregor … [Read more...] about McGregor vs Mayweather tale of the tape: How fighters compare ahead of Saturday super-fight
SKY SPORTS coverage of Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor begins at midnight.They won't be showing Savannah Marshall's pro debut though, that was on at 10.50pm - they will be showing highlights of it during their programme. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: BET £10 ON MAYWEATHER v McGREGOR GET A FREE £20/£30 BETThe 26-year-old outpointed American Sydney LeBlanc 40-36 on all three judges scorecards as the the two-time Olympian got off to a dream start in the paid ranks.Sky Sports Box Office start their coverage at midnight on Saturday.Two ex-pugilists will be on the panel for analysis.Former boxer Carl Froch and ex-UFC ace Dan Hardy will be on punditry duty on Sky.Anna Woolhouse will be fronting the coverage for Sky Sports.The long-awaited fight takes place tonight - Saturday, August 26.As with all big boxing scraps in Las Vegas, expect the ring walks for around 4am-5am in the early hours of Sunday morning.Sky Sports Box Office now allows you to stream the fight … [Read more...] about McGregor vs Mayweather on TV: Who is presenting and commentating on Sky Sports Box Office, and who is on the undercard?
FLOYD MAYWEATHER finally meets Conor McGregor in the ring in Las Vegas today, but which experts are on hand to provide the analysis?Both Showtime and Sky Sports are broadcasting the blockbuster bout, with former world champions Carl Froch and Paulie Malignaggi just two high-profile names covering the clash. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: BET £10 ON MAYWEATHER v McGREGOR GET A FREE £20/£30 BETAnna Woolhouse will be presenting the fight live on Sky Sports Box Office.She will be joined by former world champs and regulars Carl Froch and Johnny Nelson, as well as ex-UFC star Dan Hardy.Froch and Hardy will be commentating the main event between Mayweather and McGregor.Boxing expert Adam Smith and ex-Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin and Tony Bellew will also be on commentary duty during the undercard.Veteran play-by-play announcer Mauro Ranallo will be lending his voice once again alongside legendary commentator Al Berstein.Paulie Malignaggi - who sparred the Irish two-weight world … [Read more...] about McGregor vs Mayweather on TV: Paulie Malignaggi, Mauro Ranallo, Johnny Nelson, Dan Hardy – who is on fight duty for Sky Sports and Showtime?
CHRIS EUBANK JR has delivered his verdict on the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather combat extravaganza.The fight in Las Vegas on August 26 is destined to be one-way traffic - with Mayweather doing virtually all the driving.That's the verdict of Eubank Jr, who insists: “Do I believe it will be competitive, probably not - no. For all the latest boxing news and gossip, plus results and live fight commentary, visit our topic page “I think Floyd will dominate Conor everywhere. Will I still be watching? Of course, I will. It’s going to be a spectacle and a massive event with big hype."Regardless the outcome of the fight, it’s putting boxing at the top of all sports around the world.“This is going to be the biggest sporting spectacle of the year and the whole world will be watching. For that reason, I will be there ringside taking it all in.”Eubank Jr, talking exclusively to The Independent, went on: “Let’s be honest - Conor is … [Read more...] about McGregor vs Mayweather: Chris Eubank Jr says ‘I think Floyd will dominate Conor everywhere’
ANTHONY JOSHUA has a fight on the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather undercard with UFC champion Stipe Miocic – if the British boxing champ wants it.The boxing vs MMA super-fight was confirmed on Wednesday night for August 26.AJ spent time with Mayweather the last time the 49-0 icon was in the UK and he said he would be up for a spot supporting the American. LIVE: THE VERY LATEST UPDATES FROM McGREGOR VS MAYWEATHER And the UFC’s top heavyweight has heard the news and offered the Olympic golden boy a ticket to the biggest show on earth.Miocic said: "Me against Joshua would be a great fight."I think I’d surprise a lot of people, I think it’d be an amazing fight - let’s do it! He’s a great guy."He’s tough, he’s a champion for a reason. I think I’d give him a run for his money."Brazilian MMA hero Glover Teixeira told SunSport back in March that he would love the chance to take on Joshua in a boxing match.The veteran said: … [Read more...] about McGregor vs Mayweather undercard: Anthony Joshua offered fight on bill by UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic
SYLVESTER STALLONE has backed Conor McGregor to emulate Rocky Balboa by beating Floyd Mayweather.Hollywood actor Stallone turned Rocky into one of the silver screen's most iconic characters as he upset the odds to climb to the top of the boxing world.And he says UFC star McGregor now has the chance to turn fantasy into real-life when he takes on unbeaten ring legend Mayweather this summer. Keep up to date with ALL the latest McGregor v Mayweather news, gossip and rumours The two will finally meet in the ring in a clash of combat sports on August 26 in a billion dollar event that has caught the imagination of fans around the globe.And Stallone says the Las Vegas fight provides the opportunity for the Irishman to shock the world in the way Rocky did in his epic victory over Apollo Creed in the original film.Stallone, 70, said: "I always have the underdog. He’s a real life Rocky."But then again I live in fantasy."It’s never been done before, so you never know."McGregor, … [Read more...] about McGregor vs Mayweather: Sylvester Stallone backs UFC ace to become real-life Rocky by winning big fight
AFTER his demolition of Eddie Alvarez under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden, Conor McGregor cemented his position as the biggest draw in combat sports. In the build up to UFC 205, the Notorious one quipped to Alvarez: "You're blessed that I chose you next." That proclamation proved true, with the New York super card breaking all records for pay-per-view buys. So, who is next in line for the McGregor Midas touch? Here are five contenders: Floyd Mayweather - The Money Fight The Sun understands, the boxing legend and the UFC champ have agreed a deal after months of intense negotiations. McGregor has openly stated that he would KO retired Mayweather if the fight were to take place. But, that statement is just one of many unknown variables if the two were to meet in the boxing ring. How would McGregor cope with the heavier boxing gloves? Would 49-0 Mayweather be able to avoid McGregor's left hand for the entire fight? Nate Diaz - The Trilogy In March … [Read more...] about McGregor vs Mayweather: UFC ace closes in on super fight with boxing legend but here are four other potential bouts for the Notorious
FLOYD MAYWEATHER laughed at the suggestion he will end his luxurious retirement for a super-fight with Irish MMA sensation Conor McGregor after the two-weight UFC boss landed a boxing licence.The Money Man brought the curtain down on his defeat-free career after 49 faultless fights - and with around £500,000,000 banked and all his faculties - but will always be tipped to make his return to hit the fifty-fight mark to overtake ring legend Rocky Marciano.A rematch with Manny Pacquiao has been mooted but the original – as well as being long overdue – was a one-sided masterclass by the evasive American who still looks like he has never stepped in the ring thanks to his defensive skills. Keep up to date with ALL the latest Boxing news, gossip and rumoursThe only other stand-out option would be a cross-sport showdown with McGregor who recently announced he is taking 10 months away from the octagon and will star in smash hit TV series Game of Thrones.The tattooed … [Read more...] about McGregor vs Mayweather: Watch as Floyd LAUGHS about UFC star getting a boxing licence as their superfight draws closer