Perhaps the most discussed fight in history is still being commented on each day. Now former boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. has given his verdict on the McGregor-Mayweather affair.
Most boxing figures have come out strongly against the fight, with many labelling it as terrible for the sport.
Many MMA fans have also spoken out against the fight. From their point of view, it is keeping them from witnessing Conor McGregor inside the octagon. Or, for the cynics, it is McGregor avoiding a defence of his belt.
One man who has really taken to the idea, however, is boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. Not only has he come out in favour of the idea previously, he is planning something similar.
One of the best boxers of his generation, Jones would like to take on Anderson Silva in a similar event.
“It’s an event people want to see. If Dana White gives him the grace, of course we’ll still do it.”
Speaking to TMZ, Roy Jones Jr said that the McGregor-Mayweather fight is only bad for boxing should the Dubliner land a ‘lucky’ shot and win.
Aside from that possibility, Jones feels that Mayweather should dismantle McGregor with ease and that this would not affect boxing in any manner.
In fact, Jones actually believes that it could look good for boxing.
“It’s not bad for boxing, because the boxing should win. It’s only bad for boxing if the MMA guy gets lucky, and clip the boxer. That’s the only way it’s bad for boxing.
“Otherwise it couldn’t possibly be bad for boxing. Boxing has the advantage, they are boxing. They are boxing. This guy is a name of MMA, not boxing. So it gives boxing somewhat of an advantage. But it’s an event that everyone wants to see.”
Kevin Daly, Pundit Arena