VIDEO | Boxing promoter Bob Arum: ‘Conor McGregor couldn’t beat anybody in my gym’

June 1, 2016 2:36 am by Russell Ess

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum thinks that just the idea of Floyd Mayweather fighting Conor McGregor in a boxing match is “lunacy.”

“Here’s a guy who’s an experienced professional fighter, fighting a guy who’s had not one professional boxing match,” Arum told Fight Hub TV (transcribed by Bloody Elbow). “McGregor couldn’t beat anybody in my gym. He’d go into the gym, pick any of those fighters, he couldn’t beat one of them! So where does he come to fight Floyd Mayweather? I mean it’s a farce!”

While some might believe this could help to bring more attention to both boxing and MMA, Arum does not like the idea and says it will only hurt the sport of boxing.

“What shouldn’t happen is to denigrate the sport of boxing to a point where it becomes farce. And a Mayweather-McGregor fight is a farce, either way.”

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