With the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight being only weeks away, everyone is placing their bets on which challenger is going to triumph.
While undefeated welterweight boxer Mayweather is the bookies’ favourite with the odds currently being 1/5, the public seem to be cheering on UFC champion McGregor more.
The rivalry is fierce and the $500 million mega fight, that takes place August 26, is set to be the biggest in boxing history.
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We caught up with the Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno, to find out who the biggest, greenest and angriest superhero is backing.
Ferrigno played the comic book hero in the CBS television series The Incredible Hulk and is also a retired professional bodybuilder.
He told UNILAD:
I think everyone is banking on Floyd Mayweather but I don’t know. The tables could be easily turned.
However, I still think it could be Mayweather. But there is big money for the both of them.
Like everyone else Ferrigno seems to be backing ‘Money’ Mayweather but has no idea what is really going to go down in the ring.
Alos, as Ferrigno points out, both McGregor and Mayweather are set to make mega bucks with the winner taking home an estimated $230 million and the loser a neat $70 million.
Of course that figure is likely to change but it still ain’t bad for a night’s work.
The retired bodybuilder also spoke to UNILAD about how he got into the intense sport in the first place.
When I was young I had to overcome adversity because I had a serious hearing issue and a speech issue.
So I was bullied my whole life and I remember reading a lot of comic books like the Hulk and Superman because I became obsessed with power.
It was the only thing that made me feel good about myself.
Then I started working out and I began to build a very powerful body and that led me into it. It was my platform to survive.
Not only was bodybuilding Ferrigno’s ‘platform to survive’, but it is also one which allowed him to thrive as he won both the Mr. America and two consecutive Mr. Universe titles.
Even at the age of 65 the original Hulk still keeps in shape exercising every single day.
He really puts most of us to shame.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.