Tyson, who still holds the record for the youngest ever heavyweight champion, at 20, holds a record of 50 – 6 (44 KO) and therefore knows more than a thing or two about what it takes to win inside the ring.
While has admitted to admiring the Irishman, he wasn’t about to let that sway him from his belief that McGregor is headed for disaster.
“I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that’s what it’s all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy?
“[McGregor] put his dumb ass in a position where he’s gonna get knocked out because [Mayweather has] been doing this all his life since he was a baby. [McGregor] can’t kick and grab and stuff …He’s not going to stand much of a chance.”
Tyson joins much of the boxing fraternity with his views and in truth, Mayweather appears to hold all the advantages over the UFC star ahead of the Las Vegas clash.
As perhaps the greatest ever defensive boxer, McGregor steps into the ring for the first time. While he and his team are steadfast in their confidence that he will shock the boxing world, logic would dictate that Mayweather comes out on top in the end.
When it comes to McGregor, however, logic and prediction tend to go out the window.