By James Agberebi:
Former Nigeria boxing coach Joe Mensah has described the boxing bout between undefeated eleven-time five-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor as not as just show business set up to just make money, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The much publicised bout dubbed ‘The Money Fight’ will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, USA on August 26.
Mensah insists the fight is all about lining the pockets of the two combatants.
“Ever since I heard about the fight, I already had my doubts. For me, it is a stage managed fight,” Mensah who represented Nigeria in the boxing event of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, told Completesportsnigeria. com.
“We all know what Mayweather is all about, he is known as the Money Man, so what do you expect. They are both in it for the money nothing else.
“So for me, I am not looking forward to it,” Mensah said.
The fight has generated serious attention and is expected to fetch hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.
While Mayweather, who has won all 49 of his fights is regarded as the world’s top pound-for-pound boxer, McGregor is a mixed martial arts athlete who has never had a proper professional boxing fight.