You have to love when the rumor mill starts pumping out something so big you stop and think, ‘Hey, I’m interested in this, let’s see it.’
This week, the rumors have been swirling about a potential rematch between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion, Conor McGregor. No matter who the two are paired up against, the MMA and Boxing realms always have buzz around these two combat sport icons.
Is There Enough Interest to Move Forward With a Rematch?
What it really comes down to is whether there is enough interest to go forward with a rematch. The whole combat sports world was salivating for this intense match-up, but fast forward to 2022, and the back-and-forth with fans is nowhere near where it was in 2017. Replicating the success of the first fight might be a tough hill to climb with Conor McGregor’s recent streak of losses that started with his first foray into boxing five years ago.
McGregor’s recent likely won’t lead anyone to believe a potential rematch would have a different outcome. Far from close, Mayweather got the TKO in the 10th round which, in eyes of many, doesn’t really warrant a rematch. Also, as the scorecards indicated, Floyd was en route to winning the fight in the eyes of the judges.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor 2 – Same Outcome?
If the rematch is made, do you see a similar outcome? Or has McGregor learned anything since his first outing with the all-time boxing great? He did, in fact, land more punches in 10 rounds than Manny Pacquiao did against Mayweather in 12 rounds, but cardio became an issue for McGregor in the later rounds.
The first time around it felt special – a crossover fight with such magnitude that it couldn’t be replicated ever again. Unless of course Francis Ngannou and Tyson Fury sign on the dotted line and give us a heavyweight clash to determine the baddest man on the planet.
It feels the rematch between Mayweather and McGregor would be a payday to pad some already full bank accounts and will almost certainly lack the excitement that the first fight once had. Are fans willing to shell out another hundred dollars to see these two men throw hands again?
Is there an interest in Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor 2 or should the rumored fight stay exactly that – a rumor? Let us know in the comments below.
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