Although I am not a boxing fan, I was compelled to read through the yahoo article titled “Ringside doctors question Conor McGregor’s safety in Floyd Mayweather fight”
The Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor showdown is considered a one-sided mismatch with the possibility of becoming the biggest event in combat sports history. Both Competitors; Mayweather and Conor stand to benefit greatly. However, the Association of Ringside Physicians say that this fight puts McGregor’s health in danger.
The New York Times reports and quotes Larry Lovelace, the president of the organization “We were very surprised this bout was even sanctioned and was going to be permitted to carry on, “the thing I really fear, truly fear, is that somebody’s going to get really hurt in this upcoming fight.” Let’s have an overview at the fears of the ring side doctors as discussed.
Why the Fears
According to the report, In June,Tim Hague (the 34-year-old former MMA fighter) suffered fatal injuries during a boxing match with Adam Braidwood.
Although it was Tim Hague’s fourth boxing match, Hague was knocked out by a punch in the second round and was hospitalized after the fight and died two days later in an Edmonton hospital. Let’s have an overview at the facts and skills and experience.
In the Mayweather vs McGregor case, McGregor is considered the underdog by ringside physicians while the Nevada State Athletic Commission responsible for sanctioning bouts, believes McGregor stands a chance.
|McGregor has a wealth of mixed martial arts experience||Yet to compete with a professional boxer in a sanctioned fight.|
|Nevada State Athletic Commission considers McGregor’s physical attributes as a means to balance out the wide.|
|“Conor McGregor is taller, longer, stronger, more powerful opponent”. Bob Bennett, executive director of the commission|
|He’s also a southpaw which makes it a little more difficult for a conventional fighter|
|He’s 12 years younger than Floyd Mayweather|
Despite the fact that the strength of McGregor as iterated by the commission, seemingly overwhelms his weakness, the NY Times article suspects the intent of the Nevada commission may be financially motivated considering the commission has turned away bouts with inferior opponents in the past. Is it a case of
“Financial Gains” vs “Despite the Risk”?
- The Mayweather-McGregor bouts is projected to generate over $70 million in tickets
- The state receives 8 percent of the gross revenue from every ticket sold at a boxing event in Nevada,
- The commission gets 25 percent of gross revenue from every ticket sold.
While the ringside physicians allay fears, Lovelace believes this to be true and frowns upon the NSAC for allowing the bout to take place, Bennett denies that there is any financial interest.
The NSAC believes it’s a fight between a pound-for-pound boxing great and a fighter making his pro boxing debut. Well, we wait to see what becomes of the debutant McGregor and the great Mayweather. Make your predictions by leaving comments below.
McGregor vs Mayweather, Doctors Vs NSAC whom do you predict to win?