Keith Thurman McGregor Has Puncher's Chance Against Mayweather

Keith Thurman: McGregor Has Puncher’s Chance Against Mayweather

Published On May 27, 2016 | By Niall Doran | Boxing News, Boxing Views and Opinion

The ongoing Mayweather-McGregor story continues to roll on, and has done for what seems like quite a few weeks now.

There has been some mixed debate online from some very credible members of the media, as it happens, as regards the actual credibility of the whole fight in question, or whether it is a simple publicity stunt from both men to shamelessly piggyback off each other’s sizeable social media followings and drum up some free PR.

It would be a fairly cynical state of affairs if both men did team up in a behind the scenes PR agreement for the purpose of simply stirring up a lot of hype online, without the intention of ever really fighting, but then again this is the fight game – where something like that would not exactly come as a surprise.

WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman (26-0-22KO) seems to think the talks are legit however, and speaking to Fight Hype said that McGregor would be very much up against it in a potential boxing match with Floyd Mayweather:

“The only thing McGregor might have is a puncher’s chance. You land a punch here, the person gets a chance to get up, you can’t close the show as quick as you can in MMA. So he’s got a lot going against him, not being able to use his feet – not being able to use his grappling techniques.”

Thurman is due back into the ring himself next on June 25th at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn when he puts his WBA 147lbs title on the line against Shawn Porter.

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Niall Doran
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