Despite launching a verbal tirade against boxing's pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, brash Irishman Conor McGregor is picking the undefeated king to reign supreme over Manny Pacquiao. The boxing titans are finally set to collide for combat sport's blockbuster of the ages on May 2nd - here's what Conor McGregor thinks of the matchup:
"I would have loved to have seen it a couple of years ago - it's still a phenomenal contest, but I think Mayweather is the one that has evolved where as Pacquiao has more stagnated and declined - so I feel Mayweather will pick him apart," McGregor said to Bleacher Report. "Mayweather has been through less wars, Manny has been knocked down multiple times - they're a similar age but Manny has aged career wise a lot more than Floyd, So Floyd will be the younger fighter going in. Floyd is the younger fighter in terms of the fights and damage they have had and I feel he will prevail. I feel a late stoppage, I think Floyd will stop him late."
The 'Fight of the Century' has flip-flopped on and off for years, but now both fighters have finally put their differences aside and delivered the spectacle boxing enthusiasts have been longing for.
UFC president Dana White will also feature as a media analyst for Yahoo! Sports and will be covering the pre and post-fight analysis for the bout.
Conor McGregor looks to seize featherweight gold from Jose Aldo at UFC 189 on July 11.