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Bob Arum on 'farce' Mayweather-McGregor bout: 'It denigrates the sport of boxing'

Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum is not enjoying the mere thought of matching up Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor inside a boxing ring.

Top Rank chief Bob Arum evidently has strong feelings against the mere idea of a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

The 84-year-old veteran promoter expressed his sentiments about the much talked about fight, pointing out the UFC featherweight champion’s apparent inability to hold his own against professional boxers in the gym.

"Here’s a guy who’s an experienced professional fighter, fighting a guy who’s had not one professional boxing match," Arum told Fight Hub TV. "McGregor couldn’t beat anybody in my gym. He’d go into the gym, pick any of those fighters, he couldn’t beat one of them! So where does he come to fight Floyd Mayweather?"

If there is one factor that everyone would be in agreement with is the amount of money the fight could possibly make. But for Arum, such a match-up could only hurt the sport in the long run, given the absurdity of its nature.

"What shouldn’t happen is to denigrate the sport of boxing to a point where it becomes farce. And a Mayweather-McGregor fight is a farce, either way."