Dana White speaks on what Mayweather vs McGregor must improve on from the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight in 2015.
It’s hard to believe the whole Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao boxing bonanza was a little over two years ago now, back in May 2015.
At the time the fight was hyped into proportions never seen before in boxing, resulting in a whopping 2.6 million pay per view buys alone in the US.
We started our website Boxing News and Views literally the week before the fight and recall the online buzz going into the bout like it was yesterday.
Alas, the fight didn’t live up to the hype. It resulted in what Floyd has always done well in the latter part of his career, box out a clever game plan to take a unanimous decision.
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The onus was on Manny Pacquiao to try to make a fight out of it but excuses afterwards of a damaged shoulder for him only angered fans even more.
Fast forward a couple of years and we are now on the verge of what will probably be an even bigger event for boxing, all be it nowhere near as competitive in the ring.
Irish UFC star and all round character Conor McGregor will step into the ring with Mayweather on August 26th but UFC president Dana White is warning that Mayweather vs McGregor must learn lessons from a couple of years ago.
Not from a sporting context, but from an event one according to White – who remembered on a conference call recently how tickets for Mayweather vs Pacquiao were completely messed up at the time:
“What I said is they couldn’t have f***ed this thing up worse, with how late they got tickets out. I was actually a guy who bought tickets. I couldn’t even get my tickets the week of the fight. It became this thing where it was almost so impossible to get tickets, after you had already paid for them – that people started cancelling their rooms and all kinds of things.”
Ticket information is expected to be announced soon as will the event’s press tour details. The hype train is well and truly underway already though: