Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is a tired, joyless farce – not to mention an embarrassing mismatch

There’s a reason hundreds of good seats remain for what was supposed to be the year’s hottest ticket
Actually, there are two reasons the hype bubble surrounding the fight between

Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor has been punctured, at least a bit
In their quest to extract every dollar possible, promoters wildly miscalculated their audience This isn’t boxing, with an established wealthy fan base willing to pay thousands of dollars as they did for Mayweather’s 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao

Is Mayweather vs McGregor in danger of becoming a box office flop?The 20-something UFC fans that are driving this promotion, for the most part, don’t have 10 grand to blow on a pair of seats They’ll have to be content to sit in front of the television with a few friends, cheering on McGregor from the couch instead of inside the arena

The other reason might be that the con job that is Mayweather and McGregor has been exposed And, in a revealing twist, it was done by the fighters themselves

The drama has already played out, almost before it really got started The act is tired, as anyone who saw the media tour or watched the first “All Access” episode on Showtime can attest
See Floyd play with his money Watch Conor model fur coats and boast that his net worth will quadruple Listen as they scream profanities at each other, then try not to laugh at the inside joke they share as they face off for photographers
It’s all a big tease, a fantasyland built on dreams and hopes It’s as phony as the $100 million check that Mayweather likes to wave around when the truth is he can’t even afford to pay his taxes without selling some of his assets
That’s enough to sell it to home viewers at $99 95 apiece It’s entertainment, much like Wrestlemania, and a good excuse to get a few friends together for a party

But it’s a little tougher to justify $15,000 (plus $1,292 81 in service fees) for two seats in Section 4, Row S of the T-Mobile arena that are so far from ringside you’ll need to spend another $100 for a pair of binoculars to see the action
This is more reality show than fight, and the reality is that it’s such an awful mismatch that Nevada boxing regulators should be ashamed of themselves for even sanctioning it
But Mayweather is starved for cash, and doesn’t mind making a fool of himself to replenish his bank account The boxer who likes to wear hats proclaiming himself “TBE”‘ (The Best Ever) is so desperate to sell this fight that he’s promoting it by suggesting he’s not that good anymore
“That’s what makes this fight so entertaining,” Mayweather said on the All Access show “I’m not the Mayweather of the past ”
He’s right, because the Mayweather of the past was at least mildly interesting But the money act is as dated as the check from the Pacquiao fight that Mayweather seems to have trouble cashing

Source by: independent

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