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Klitschko, De La Hoya, Bellew, Holm - Talk Mayweather-McGregor

Former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC star Conor McGregor will finally settle their differences in Las Vegas on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The trash-talking on both sides has been intense in the weeks since the fight was announced, with expletives, slurs and more flung by both fighters.

Such a blockbuster event has naturally set tongues wagging elsewhere, however. Here we round up what some of the biggest names in boxing and MMA have had to say about the $100 million megafight.

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Wladimir Klitschko

"A boxer has no chance in a MMA fight," the former heavyweight king told DAZN.

"Okay he has very little chance, not no chance. Just as a MMA fighter has only a few chances in a boxing fight. That's why I am surprised that McGregor agreed to fight with boxing rules and will challenge Floyd Mayweather as a boxer, not as an MMA fighter."

Oscar De La Hoya

Six-weight champion De La Hoya told Omnisport: "McGregor has never fought a boxer, ever in his life. It's a whole different sport. When you cannot kick, when you cannot clinch, when you cannot do the arm bar, when you cannot choke somebody out and you can only punch, it's a whole different sport, it's a whole different discipline.

"You cannot be calling out a top fighter in boxing right off the bat. I mean for instance it took me 20 years to win 10 world titles in six different weight classes."

Tony Bellew

"Can Conor McGregor beat Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match? Not a hope in hell, in my opinion," former WBC cruiserweight belt-holder Bellew told Omnisport.

"Our sport is being shown so little respect that people believe that this man can just come in from a completely different sport and beat the greatest fighter of our era.

"But because it's Conor McGregor and the way he speaks, the way he announces himself, the presence he's got … he's possibly the fastest-growing sportsman in the world I have seen in my lifetime. I have never seen a rapid rise like it in my life. It will be the biggest sporting achievement of any sport ever if he manages to pull this off."

Jimi Manuwa

UFC knockout artist Manuwa told Omnisport: "His [McGregor's] fights go to show, he'll hit anyone and they'll go down. That's with four-ounce gloves and everything.

"He's totally focused, he's totally in the [zone]. He's a workaholic.

"He hits very hard I think. If he catches Mayweather then there's going to be problems.

"I think McGregor stops him early in the first three rounds."

Holly Holm

"You know, one thing about fighting is it's really unpredictable anything could happen in there. So, I'm excited to watch it," Ronda Rousey's conqueror Holm told Omnisport.

"I feel like it's going to be something that's always going to be intriguing for people. They want to, you know, follow whatever it is. So there might be more crossovers in the future, we'll see."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JonEC on 08-25-2017

The planet just ain't big enough for two egos of that size. There can be only one. If there's one thing McGregor has achieved without a doubt...without throwing a single punch...he has managed to make a narcissistic, arrogant, excess-addicted jerk…

Comment by chicken- on 08-25-2017

Ray Mercer. Everybody has the chance to land a punch on another fat and out of shape MMA fighter. I have to agree that the general rule of thumb would lean towards MMA fighters having a better chance at success…

Comment by filup79 on 08-25-2017

To say a boxer has no chance in the octagon is kinda dumb. It all depends on who the boxer is paired to fight. There's a lot of fighters in MMA who are pure strikers who fight on their feet,…

Comment by Lester Tutor on 08-25-2017

Holm is cute as hell. she says there might be more crossovers in the future! lol She's the only crossover Champ in both areas. most people don't know this. smh I think Chris Algieri has a good chance in UFC's…

Comment by Liondw on 08-25-2017

Going against all common sense and boxing logic with likely egg on face afterwards, but the prediction is the most unexpected result: McGregor batters Mayweather and wins either tko or points as Floyd looks old in the ring.

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