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Froch: Mayweather Will Be Destroyed Mentally if McGregor Wins

The consequences of losing to Conor McGregor could "mentally destroy" Floyd Mayweather Jr, according to Carl Froch.

An undefeated five-division boxing world champion, Mayweather is set to come out of retirement to fight UFC star McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26.

The eagerly anticipated bout is reportedly set to generate as much as $600 million, making it a lucrative payday for both men, but former super-middleweight star Froch, who hung up his gloves in 2015, feels McGregor is the man with nothing to lose.

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"I think there's massive pressure on Mayweather," he told Omnisport. "He's coming back and taking the chance. If it goes wrong, the consequences… will destroy him mentally.

"McGregor can go in there and relax. Mayweather is going to have to try and make something happen.  If McGregor goes to land a shot he'll struggle.

"Mayweather is going to have to be offensive and aggressive also. It's the whole unknown is why everyone wants to go and see it. It's going to change the game, hopefully for the better and not the worst."

Although the concept of a mixed martial artist fighting one of the world's best in what is the Irishman's first professional boxing match has been criticised in some quarters, Froch claimed the fact Mayweather has not competed since beating Andre Berto in September 2015 may afford McGregor a chance.

"I can understand why people say it's a bad for the sport… you just can't see a guy who has never laced up his gloves and stepped into a boxing ring take on any decent boxer, yet alone Floyd Mayweather," he said.

"Mayweather has beat top, top boxers who McGregor wouldn't stand a chance against. On paper and whatever [way] you want to look at, no one gives McGregor a chance.

"But this is the Mayweather two years ago, not the Mayweather that is retired.

"He's fighting a young, hungry fighter. McGregor doesn't seem to be wired up right, I mean, let's be honest, but he is a PR marketing machine.

"I think he can give Mayweather trouble but I think Mayweather wins and I think he better win, because if he doesn't, he is letting boxing down.

"I think he's 41 now and only because he's fighting a mixed-martial artist he should win. It's a two-horse race, McGregor is young and hungry, so he'll bring something different to the ring.

"McGregor may have that element of surprise, so you never know, but the longer the fight goes on, you expect Mayweather to suss him out.

"I think it will get easier for Mayweather. I think [where] McGregor will struggle is physically and technically.

"On the flip side, McGregor can punch and Mayweather has been out of the ring for two years.

"You don't know what Mayweather is going to bring but you know what McGregor is going to bring. I think Mayweather will have too many skills to trouble him."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Luthor on 08-10-2017

Include Froch as another one of Barnum Mayweather and Bailey McGregor's "suckas".

Comment by OmarRueben on 08-10-2017

Felon Floyd and $300 million eases all pain of a loss to Conor. Then the rematch makes another $300 million. Think a fixed fight and say a BILLION Dollars off 3 fights. SUCKERS The Ringling Brothers Circus might be closed…

Comment by Kcvtr81 on 08-10-2017

What happens when McGregor is actually faster than Floyd thinks and that left cracks his chin the legs buckle and the boxing world goes to **** on one punch lol just sayin.......

Comment by SpeedForce on 08-10-2017

Lol I get the feeling if any of these guys leave the ring physically okay, they might be a little disappointed for about 10 secs, realize they made over 100 million (Conor) or 300 million (Floyd) and I think any…

Comment by GodLike on 08-10-2017

[QUOTE=NYG;17936552]Why is it that every time somebody talks about this dumb fight, people think they are being paid for it? All people do here and on social media is promote it nonstop, do they get paid? ****ing idiots[/QUOTE] Exactly. This…

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