Mayweather v McGregor: Best of Twitter ahead of the big fight
We’re smack-bang in the middle of fight week, just a handful of days out from Floyd Mayweather Jr v Conor McGregor. And we’re getting pretty excited.
It’s not just us with our knickers in a twist, though. The entire world is giddy in anticipation of what is sure to be one of the most talked-about spectacles of the sporting calendar.
Nothing encapsulates that more than the melting pot of Twitter. The Social Media network is awash with pre-fight hype, with more than enough from the fighters themselves!
We’ve picked out some of the best build-up…
The odds on McGregor winning have been dropping like a stone since the fight was announced.
The Dubliner is now just 3/1 and with brash overtones like this, maybe he’s worth a pop?
Full of Irish horse power I am going to run you over. pic.twitter.com/NtaczPEnVM
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 22, 2017
Mayweather doesn’t seem too bothered about the whole thing, though. Is he taking this seriously enough? At 1/4 to win, we certainly hope so.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) August 21, 2017
McGregor’s long-time coach, John Kavanagh, reckons his man has the juice to steamroller the undefeated American.
36mins v 25mins work. 11mins rest v 4mins. Boxing v MMA.
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) August 23, 2017
The boxing world has not looked favourably upon this match-up. HBO Boxing commentator Max Kellerman has poured scorn on McGregor’s chances from the get-go.
— Punch-Drunk Pauly (@punchdrunkpauly) August 1, 2017
Boxing legend Lennox Lewis also doesn’t have much time for the whole thing.
I don’t look at this like a fight between two top level fighters of the same discipline. Its more of a spectacle or event. https://t.co/dE4FaKrs9b
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) August 22, 2017
Fellow heavyweight David Haye thinks Mayweather could be taking a huge risk in taking on the MMA icon.
— Hayemaker Boxing (@HayemakerBoxing) August 19, 2017
Who wins, though? Well, predictably enough, ‘Mystic Mac’ reckons it’s going to be a quick stoppage.
Conor McGregor is predicting a 10-second knockout against Floyd Mayweather. pic.twitter.com/b6F89y70x2
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 22, 2017
Whatever you do, just don’t ask McGregor’s former sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi what he thinks…
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) August 22, 2017
Hey, it’s not all serious though. Here’s some light relief…
— Stephen Patten (@StevePatten) August 21, 2017
Is Conor kidding himself? Or will he pull off one of the greatest shocks in sports history?
Wake up Floyd. It’s all over. pic.twitter.com/XfssL4HrjV
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) August 21, 2017
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