On August 26, UFC lightweight champion and transcendent MMA superstar Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring to battle one of the best boxers ever at his own sport. That boxer is Floyd Mayweather Jr., an undefeated defensive mastermind who has found a way to defeat all 49 of the fighters he’s met in the ring.
Given that McGregor has never boxed professionally, he is being given little chance to defeat Mayweather in the boxing ring. There is no doubt, of course, that McGregor would defeat Mayweather in a mixed martial arts bout, but when he steps into the ring on August 26, he’ll simply be in Mayweather’s world.
That being said, a McGregor win is possible. Though it is an unlikely outcome, the Irishman has some interesting advantages heading into this fight, and when they’re combined, his winning the fight suddenly looks like a very plausible outcome.
Without further ado, here are five reasons why Conor McGregor could spring the upset and defeat Floyd Mayweather.