The Undefeated, August 29th, 2017 — Mayweather-McGregor Is Bigger Than Boxing

money-mac 4Who do you like? Mayweather or McGregor?

A recent visit to two vastly different gyms in Oakland, California, revealed a range of stark emotions and hardened viewpoints, from Floyd is crafty/arrogant/unbeatable to Conor is out of his depth/brash/stands an underdog’s chance. By and large, the rooting for either fighter did not seem to turn on race. Opinions revolved more around skill and experience in the ring and behavior out of the ring, boxing vs. MMA, experience vs. youth. Some interviewed acknowledged the hovering presence of race in the promotion of the fight but mostly dismissed that as a seedy aspect of boxing’s culture of hype…


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