Evander Holyfield explains how Conor McGregor can beat Floyd

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Worlds will collide on August 26th when undefeated pound for pound great Floyd Mayweather Jr. fights UFC megastar Conor McGregor in what will surely be one of the biggest fights of all time.

Many MMA pundits are quick to give their opinions on strategy and just how Conor can beat him but let’s not forget that this is boxing, not MMA, so who better to ask than all-time great Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield?

According to Evander in this video from TMZSports, in order for Conor to beat Floyd, he has to “rough him up.”

Let’s face it, it is just about impossible for Conor to beat Floyd Mayweather in a straight up boxing match. Sure, Conor’s boxing ability is quite good for MMA, but boxing, especially at the highest level, is a completely different ballgame.

Like Evander says in the video, Conor has to get into a battle with Floyd and get him frustrated to get him to make a mistake.

Now, that’s, of course, easier said than done though as Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not the type to ever lose his cool in a fight but it is still a fight after all and perhaps anything can happen when two guys are throwing punches at each other.

Evander Holyfield (born October 19, 1962) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2011. He reigned as the undisputed champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions, being the first and to date only boxer in history to do so, which earned him the nickname of “The Real Deal”. Holyfield is the only four-time world heavyweight champion, having held the WBA, WBC, IBF, and lineal titles from 1990 to 1992; the WBA, IBF, and lineal titles again from 1993 to 1994; the WBA title from 1996 to 1999; the IBF title from 1997 to 1999; and the WBA title for a fourth time from 2000 to 2001. [Source: Wiki]

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