Underdog Conor is fighting a losing battle in his bid to defeat Mayweather
If McGregor is going to get the better of his rival, he will have to employ an unconventional fighting style
The first thing most experts said when Mayweather vs McGregor was announced was that however the fight turned out, the press conferences were going to be interesting. From a sporting perspective such a reaction to any event would be disheartening on the face of things, but then what else is there to say about this fight?
A man with no professional boxing experience is going to try and beat arguably the greatest professional boxer of all time in a professional boxing match. The competitive justification? He talks a mean game, wears eye-catching suits and has achieved some incredible things in a different sport. Never in the history of fighting has anticipation for a contest been built to such a magnitude on the basis of such an incredibly thin "what if" narrative.
There's nothing wrong with this per say. The build-up to a mega fight is always enjoyable in itself and it will be wonderful to see the pair standing across the ring from each other before the opening bell on fight night, if only for the feeling of having lived through a strange piece of history, but I am decidedly less thrilled about the wave of negativity that will wash over both boxing and MMA the morning afterwards should the fight not live up to its groundless expectations.