Former unified light-welterweight boxing world champion Amir Khan is the latest person to give his opinion on the highly-anticipated Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather super-fight.
Although the pair are yet to officially agree to the fight, it does look likely to happen and Khan told Fight Hype it will be a great fight.
When asked about the possible contest, Khan asked “Is it really going to happen?” before giving his full opinion.
“It’s the right time and it will make a lot of money.
“I think it’s great. It’s bringing two major sports together. You can just imagine the pay-per-view numbers.
“Mayweather’s a huge name in boxing, McGregor’s the biggest name in MMA. How can you say no to that fight?”
The 30-year-old was then asked if the fight will be a mis-match. He responded by saying:
“Look, I don’t know. Mayweather’s a great boxer. The only thing McGregor’s got in his favour is a little bit of power.
“It’s not a mis-match but it’s Mayweather all day long.”
McGregor’s sparring video was then mentioned and Khan was asked to analyse it. He said that it didn’t look too hot but also gave an interesting theory. He believes the reigning UFC Lightweight champion is holding something back.
“Maybe, he might want to show that so that Mayweather says ‘You know what, this is gonna be easy.’
“It’s funny (because) since Mayweather saw that sparring video he said ‘I’ll fight this guy’, so it probably worked.
“Why would he (McGregor) put a video out there if he’s shit? There must be something he’s hiding, something he’s not telling us.
“With the sparring video, I don’t think he gave us the full video of that. It wasn’t a real video.”
He then went on to say he just wants to see the fight and gave his prediction, saying Mayweather doesn’t have the power to knock McGregor out. He also believes the Irishman will make the fight dirty, like Mike Tyson.
Watch the full video to hear what else Khan thinks about the fight and whether or not it’s disrespecting the sport of boxing.
Peter Reynolds, Pundit Arena