Former WBO super-middleweight champion Chris Eubank has given his opinion on the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Twitter feud.
In an interview with Joe, British boxing legend Eubank revealed his thoughts on the pairs recent ‘disagreement’ and also responded to Mayweather’s most recent response to McGregor.
In light of Mayweather’s most recent comments Joe asked Eubank what he thought would happen if the pair ever met in a street fight:
That would be suicide for Floyd Mayweather Jr. That’s like Floyd now saying ‘right, I’m going to ride the Tour de France and win’.
You’re fit for boxing, you’re not fit for mixed martial arts or street fights or no-holds-barred fights. Conor McGregor would destroy him. There’s no discussion with that.
He went on to say he thinks that although Mayweather would have no chance in a street fight, the same would be true of McGregor if the two met in a boxing match.
He told Joe:
Of course he can’t have a chance. Just as there would be no chance that McGregor would beat him with the gloves on.
Floyd Mayweather is no joke. This is one of the greatest fighters of this era if not the greatest, therefore it would be unfair for Conor McGregor to have a boxing match with him and it would be unfair on Floyd Mayweather to have a MMA fight with Conor.
He believes that as much as the two might be sparring via Twitter, an actual face-off will never happen.
Although Eubank definitely can’t see the cross-discipline bout taking place, he admits he is a fan of McGregor:
What it is with Conor right now, is that he’s in his prime. He is in competition and he is telegraphing messages to his adversaries and he has to.
You can’t go into a fight with your opponent thinking that you’re a reasonably minded man.
He makes people think that he’s unhinged. He’s not unhinged. But he cannot come across that way because it will give his opponents hope.
And when you give a man hope, he holds on that little bit longer which is the difference between champion and contender.
So that explains Conor McGregor’s outrageous bravado.