Former world champion Amir Khan is expecting a very one-sided destruction when Floyd Mayweather Jr. faces UFC superstar Conor McGregor on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Mayweather, 40 years old, comes out of his two year retirement - and promised that his 50th fight will be his last.
McGregor, 28, is regarded as one of the best MMA fighters in the world, but this will be his professional boxing debut - against a boxer considered to be one of the best defensive fighters in history.
There was a time last year when Khan expressed interest in jumping over to the UFC to fight McGregor himself. Khan has been out of the ring since getting knocked out by Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in May of 2016.
Back when Mayweather was an active fighter, Khan pursued him for at least three years - but he was continuously passed over.
Khan is predicting that Mayweather, a former five division world champion, will close the show with a brutal knockout victory.
He does not expect a competitive encounter of any kind, because of McGregor's lack of experience in a boxing ring.
“I think it is going be a sh*t fight. It’s all just talk at the moment. Mayweather will simply totally outclass him. I mean, if you look at it, it’s not really a fight. McGregor has no boxing background and experience. I can safely predict a horrible knockout. Mayweather will have his first knockout since he knocked out Ricky Hatton. He’s not had a KO for the past six years. But with this one against McGregor he is bound to be an easy winner,” Khan told Gulf News.
“It would be a great way for Mayweather to end this if he knocks out a MMA superstar like McGregor, who very well knows that this is a free fight for him. You know why? Because he [McGregor] can go back and just turn around and say that he’s lost a boxing fight to an actual boxer. He can always say ‘I have never been a boxer. I’ve always been a MMA fighter’. McGregor has nothing to lose in that sense, and at the end of it all, he will make a cool $100 million. It’s good business.”