On August 26, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr. While McGregor would almost certainly dominate Mayweather in MMA competition, he’s being given almost no chance against him in the boxing ring.
The reason that McGregor is being given such a small chance to win this boxing match is that Mayweather is exponentially more experienced than him in the boxing ring. The American is the owner of a flawless, 49-0 record as a professional (not to mention an impressive amateur career). McGregor, meanwhile, has never competed as a professional boxer. He’s 0-0.
While the Irishman is experienced in MMA competition, he will simply be in Mayweather’s world when he steps into the boxing ring this August.