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Arum: Mayweather Does NOT Deserve 50-0 For McGregor Win!

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum does not agree with Floyd Mayweather being given the ability to raise his record to a perfect 50-0 by beating a non-boxer who is making his professional boxing debut.

Mayweather, breaking a two-year retirement, is returning to the ring on August 26th to face UFC superstar Conor McGregor at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

McGregor, who has no experience in boxing, is a tremendous underdog in the contest.

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A victory would raise Mayweather's record to a perfect 50-0 - which surpasses the 49-0 record of heavyweight great Rocky Marciano.

Arum does not even view Mayweather-McGregor as a legitimate fight and he's advised anyone who will listen, to save their money for the Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez pay-per-view, which takes place three weeks later on September 16 at the same Las Vegas venue - which is being staged by Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions.

Arum views the contest as a "spectacle" and feels there is no reason to allow this fight to appear on Mayweather's official record.

“He doesn’t deserve (the 50-0) record, because he’s not fighting a fighter,” Arum told TMZ Sports. “He’s not fighting a real boxer. McGregor is a good MMA guy, but it’s a different sport. It’s not a fight, for Christ’s sake. And three weeks later, De La Hoya’s doing a hell of a fight, (Gennady) Golovkin and (Canelo) Alvarez. That’s a good fight.”

Arum has also advised Mayweather's team to lower the ticket prices - after reports surfaced earlier this week that thousands of tickets are still available for purchase. The cheapest ticket is priced at $500. And even the pay-per-view price has fans up in arms - at $99.95 for HD and $89.95 for SD.

Because McGregor is viewed as a such a huge underdog, the fans are not willing to shell out the big bucks to watch it.

“There’s a limit to the number of suckers (that will pay),” Arum said. “If they reduce the ticket price, (they can sell out).”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by kushking on 08-14-2017

[QUOTE=B Phontain;17938240]Since people dodged the question, I'll ask again. If Floyd loses will you consider him 49-1?[/QUOTE] Thats the point "if" is an impossibility. Your question is kindve like asking if a tree falls in the woods & nobodies around…

Comment by ADP02 on 08-13-2017

[QUOTE=larryxxx.;17934210][/QUOTE] Arum is not wrong. Manny would not be fighting for a 50-0 record so it would not make a significant difference and if it wouldn't count as a win on his record, I would…

Comment by j.razor on 08-13-2017

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;17942195]LOL right. Idk why the done with boxing angle to this "record" is so confusing to people. Also to the people dogging this fight the guy Chavez got to 50-0 via was 1-15 iirc. LOL. And at that particular…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 08-12-2017

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;17942188]I see a lot of people commenting on it like 50-0 means anything. It doesn't. 49-0 meant nothing either. And I wasn't making an exact comparison or trying to dick measure bs fights I'm just saying there are plenty…

Comment by tokon on 08-12-2017

[QUOTE=GriffTannen;17934151]why do people keep acting like 50 is some holy grail number holy fuk.. if he fought an extra bum before fighting genaro hernandez hed be 50-0 by now, who cares[/QUOTE] hahaha, exactly!

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