No one can deny the level of worldwide enthusiasm Saturday delivered. Boxing has never been dead, and perhaps it even gained more popularity with the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight.
If those prop bets about Conor McGregor landing one more punch than a dead man even come close to cashing, the last acceptable response from a paying public should be displeasure.
If you’re an action junkie like me, Nevada is the only place to be this weekend.
A William Hill bettor placed a $1.2 million wager on Floyd Mayweather on Thursday, and a Bellagio bettor made a $1 million wager on the undefeated boxer.
Should he resort to MMA tactics and be disqualified Saturday against Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor reportedly could lose 90 percent of a $75 million purse.
The fantasy that so many thought was a pipe dream is about to become a huge reality — and one of the biggest sporting spectacles of 2017 right here in Las Vegas — when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor meet Aug. 26.
It was three months ago when Mark Kriegel, an accomplished boxing author whose works include “The Good Son: The Life of Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini,” predicted to me how the buildup to a Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight would eventually turn.