Boxing legend Mike Tyson has finally weighed in on the anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor… and unsurprisingly, he’s picking Mayweather.
In an interview Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” podcast (via ESPN) proclaimed that the UFC star is going to “get killed”.
“McGregor is going to get killed boxing,” Tyson said. “Boxing? I got mad because I thought they were going to use MMA rules against boxing because that’s what it’s all about: Can the boxer beat the MMA guy?
“[McGregor] put his dumb ass in a position where he’s gonna get knocked out because this guy’s been doing this all his life since he was a baby. [McGregor] can’t kick and grab and stuff … He’s not going to stand much of a chance.”
Although he doesn’t give McGregor any chance to win, Tyson does said it’s exciting… and loved the hype around the press tour.
“Conor is a character,” Tyson said. “Floyd has never met a character like this.”
Floyd Mayweather comes out of retirement to face Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.