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Thursday, Jul 28, 2016

Robert Guerrero Says Mayweather – McGregor Would be a “Slap to the Face” of Boxing

Robert Guerrero (left)

By FCF Staff

Although talk about a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has died down, if it does happen, former boxing champ Robert Guerrero won’t be happy about it.

After McGregor was pulled from UFC 200, Mayweather relayed he was interested in boxing the UFC’s featherweight champ, and repeatedly campaigned for the bout. McGregor, however, was eventually booked to rematch Nate Diaz, August 20th at UFC 202.

Recently Guerrero was asked to weigh-in on the rumored bout while taking to Fight Hype. Here is some of what the noted pugilist had to say (quote via Bloody Elbow.com):

“It’ll be a big event,” Guerrero said. “You got all the MMA fighters, you got this, but it’s a joke to boxing. It’s a slap in the face, come on. You’re gonna take the best fighter in the world, and the best MMA fighter… well, was the best, because Nate Diaz put it on him.”

“You got a dominant fighter and this MMA guy. Out of nowhere, you’re gonna give this dude (McGregor) a fight. There’s guys out there like (Keith) Thurman, all these guys, everybody’s been working their whole career to be in that position and you’re gonna go ‘OK, hey, you MMA fighter, come in here and fight me.’”

Mayweather currently holds a record of 49-0 and has not committed to fighting again.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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