The fight comes just a month after Tim Hague, another MMA fighter who decided to step into the world of boxing, died after being knocked out in his fourth professional boxing match.
Bob Bennett is the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, the organization responsible for sanctioning the match. He believes Mcgregor has the size, reach, and youth to hold his own against Mayweather, despite never having boxed.
“If you’re going to take the position that Conor has never had an amateur or professional [boxing] fight, then I’m not going to change your mind,” Bennett said. “If you look at him today versus Floyd Mayweather, Conor is the taller, longer, stronger, more powerful opponent. He’s also a southpaw, which makes it a little more difficult for a conventional fighter. He’s 12 years younger than Floyd.”