Count former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson among those not giving former UFC double champion Conor McGregor a chance in the boxing ring against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather.
“McGregor is going to get killed boxing. 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?” Tyson son on Thursday’s episode the Pardon My Take podcast before (intentionally or not) giving the Irishman a new nickname. “McConor put his (expletive) in a position where he’s gonna get knocked out because this guy’s been doing this all his life since he was a baby. McConor can’t kick and grab and stuff so he won’t stand much of a chance.”
In 1986, Tyson became the first heavyweight to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles. He still holds the record as the youngest boxer to claim a heavyweight title, at 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old.
Mayweather and McGregor will fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on August 26.