Although it seems like the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor boxing superfight is getting closer and closer to happening, boxing icon Mike Tyson won’t believe it till he sees the two of them standing across each other in the ring.
Conor McGregor and UFC President Dana White have agreed to their terms of the fight and “The Notorious” has signed his end of the deal. Now, White will be going through the process of negotiating with Floyd Mayweather and his team on fight terms and contract agreements.
Tyson was interviewed by Dubai Eye Sport about the potential matchup between the undefeated boxing legend and current UFC lightweight champion and was asked if he feels it gives boxing a bad name.
“No, it doesn’t give boxing a bad name,” Tyson said in the interview (at 3:00 of the video). “This is interesting. It only gives boxing a bad name because Conor is not skilled enough to box with Floyd. If he fought UFC in this and Floyd boxed, then that would be more exciting. Then, we would see how Floyd handles the kicks to the leg and all that stuff. But, that’s what boxing about. Conor’s not a boxer. You know, he got some amateur boxing skills, but he’s not a boxer. He needs to go in there fight his fight. Floyd need to fight his fight.
“If he’s doing this for money, he’s just ridiculous instead of just fighting his fight.”
Tyson was asked if he thinks the fight will actually take place and said that no matter what happens with contracts and agreements, he won’t believe it until the moment right before the bell rings.
“Until I see the two of them in the ring. I don’t care if they signed it. Until I see the two of them in the ring and they’re getting ready to ring that bell, it’s not going to happen.”
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/22/2017.