Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Live Online TV
On n Wednesday, Mcgregor vs floyd Mayweather Live announced that he was un-retiring, after nearly two years away from boxing. Despite the fact that he recently turned forty, he is still widely considered to be one of the most skilled boxers alive. His record is 49–0, and on August 26th he will seek his fiftieth boxing victory, against an opponent who is not a boxer at all: Conor McGregor, the brash U.F.C. champion from Ireland.
Place: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Date: August 26 ,2017
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McGregor’s chosen sport is mixed martial arts, which allows a wide range of striking and grappling techniques; he has never competed in a professional boxing match. But he is an élite trash-talker and a worldwide celebrity — and, therefore, a lucrative opponent. The fight will be broadcast on pay-per-view, perhaps at a price of a hundred dollars.
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregorcould earn hundreds of millions of dollars, even though virtually no one expects the fight to be competitive. (One sports book priced Mayweather at -800, meaning that a bettor would need to risk eight hundred dollars on him in order to win a hundred.)
For a time, the executives at the U.F.C. seemed skeptical of this matchup, perhaps because they didn’t love the idea of seeing their star humbled by an outsider, and perhaps because they are still trying to establish mixed martial arts as a legitimate sport — this event is, from a purely athletic standpoint, indefensible.
But in the end Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregorcould argument was irrefutable: a lot of people will pay us a lot of money to watch this. Why not let them?
Boxing helps fans of other sports answer a tantalizing question: What if there were no stringent commissioners or all-powerful league offices? What if teams and athletes could compete however and whenever they wanted, against whatever opponents seemed most appealing? What if competition were arranged not by rules and rulers but by market forces? Viewers could vote with their wallets, summoning the best matchups into existence. Basketball fans could have as many — or as few — Warriors-Cavaliers games as they wanted; longer playoffs, or shorter playoffs; a college-style tournament, or a series of soccer-style friendlies, or Olympic-style three-on-three games.
The competitions would bend to the will of the customers.
What boxing’s free-market approach has proved, though, is that not every fan is equally discerning: the combined purchasing power of avid boxing fans tends to be swamped by the purchasing power of the casual and the curious, who are more likely to be lured in by a big name than by a competitive match.
The announcement of Mayweather vs. McGregor, for instance, has overshadowed the fight scheduled for Saturday night, on pay-per-view, between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev, the two best light-division heavyweights in the world. They fought once before, in 2016, and Ward was awarded a victory that many observers thought Kovalev deserved; with any luck the rematch will be similarly tense and rough, with a more decisive ending.
But it’s no great surprise that only boxing obsessives seem excited for it.
Still, the boxing fans who argue that Mayweather vs. McGregor will be a travesty should not be too surprised when someone responds, not unreasonably, that the entire sport is a travesty. (If we are talking about what should or shouldn’t happen, we should at least consider the possibility that no one should be punching anyone in the head at all.)
And of course, there is nothing wrong with spectacle; the possibility that something strange or astonishing will occur is, after all, a big part of the reason why fans of all sports sit through all those hours of highly competent, somewhat boring athletic competition.
The bigger problem with Mayweather vs. McGregor is that, like the last big Mayweather fight — his meeting with Manny Pacquiao, in 2015 — this one may not satisfy the gawkers who are drawn in by all the hype.
If Mayweather were a different kind of boxer, he might be counted on to deliver a queasy thrill: destroying an inexperienced opponent the way Mike Tyson, once upon a time, charged through dozens of lesser fighters. And if Mayweather were a devastating puncher, more people might be wondering why the Nevada State Athletic Commission appears willing to grant a license to allow a boxing rookie to take his chances against one of the top athletes in the sport.
But Mayweather tends to be a smart fighter, which is to say a cautious one; it’s been a decade since his last true knockout. (The bizarre ending of his fight against Victor Ortiz doesn’t really count.) Viewers should expect a dominant display of skill, but not necessarily a brutal one. Fans who spend money to watch the fight will probably get what they paid for, but once the fight is over, they may realize that they got most of what they paid during the pre-fight build-up.
This is a cynical explanation for a cynical affair. And some might argue that, despite the short-term profits, this event could hurt the sport in the long term. In theory, a sufficiently disappointing fight could damage the sport’s business model, making casual fans reluctant to buy the next big boxing pay-per-view.
But, then, that’s what people said two years ago, in the aftermath of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. And now here we are, gearing up for a fight that seems even less competitive, and that could be even more lucrative. Two people want to fight, lots of people seem to want to watch, and if no one is in a position to prevent it from happening, perhaps that’s as good an argument as any that the free-market world of boxing can still work pretty well. McGregor vs mayweather Maybe this fight makes sense — as much sense, that is, as any fight ever makes.