Sport Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather deserve credit knowing how to sell a fight

17:56  17 july  2017
17:56  17 july  2017 Source:   Los Angeles Times

Mayweather-McGregor fight moved to larger arena, Big3 championship bumped

  Mayweather-McGregor fight moved to larger arena, Big3 championship bumped The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is bumping the Big3 championship from the T-Mobile Arena, the 3-on-3 basketball league announced Tuesday. The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is bumping the Big3 championship from the T-Mobile Arena, the 3-on-3 basketball league announced Tuesday.

With McGregor , he’ll be fighting in a 12 round fight against Mayweather without the chance to slowly increase McGregor doesn’t have quit in him like other fighters that have been corralled and taught how to lose. Boxing news: Conor McGregor , Mayweather vs. McGregor , Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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Conor McGregor tells Floyd Mayweather to 'dance for me, boy' (Video)

  Conor McGregor tells Floyd Mayweather to 'dance for me, boy' (Video) Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor kicked off their press tour ahead of their fight in rather predictable fashion. During a stop in Los Angeles — which consisted mostly of an ebullient McGregor talking a whole lot of trash — the MMA fighter turned boxer taunted Mayweather by saying “dance for me, boy.

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The novel creation of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Conor McGregor boxing match, colorfully hyped this past week in their worldwide tour, marks a passing of the torch in combat sports dominance.

It's something akin to Mayweather's own breakthrough 10 years ago, when he once and for all found the voice and persona to match his ability by changing his nickname to "Money," beating the then-face of the sport, Oscar De La Hoya, and launching a decadelong run as boxing's most important figure.

The difference this time is that McGregor, who turned 29 Friday, faces such a slim chance of defeating the 40-year-old Mayweather (49-0). The Irishman hardly devoted time to the specifics of his strategy during animated stops that drew crowds of better than 10,000 to Los Angeles, Toronto, New York and London.

Dana White: Mayweather-McGregor ‘much bigger’ than Mayweather-Pacquiao

  Dana White: Mayweather-McGregor ‘much bigger’ than Mayweather-Pacquiao LOS ANGELES – Dana White believes that the much-hyped superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will confound the critics and become the biggest selling pay-per-view event of all time. White, the president of the UFC, was part of the discussions that got UFC lightweight champion McGregor and former pound-for-pound boxing king Mayweather to agree to a highly lucrative bout on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas.

FLOYD MAYWEATHER . “Everyone knows I’ve never backed down from anybody. I spoke to my team and said that the Mayweather - McGregor fight can be the biggest fight in history. We’ll see how it plays out. It’s crazy to think that Conor won’t connect with him.

Picture Source: Floyd Mayweather Instagram, www.instagram.com/ floydmayweather /. It’s a credit to Conor McGregor ’s self belief that he was able to do this. But is fighting Floyd Mayweather to much of an ask even for a man of McGregor ’s legendary determination?

With his quick mind, UFC lightweight champion McGregor won the verbal portion of the tour, setting himself up for his own extended reign atop mixed-martial arts, which boasts a younger, ever-increasing audience.

"One of the most compelling fighters and one of the greatest self-promoters I've seen since Ali," veteran New York boxing promoter and former HBO executive Lou DiBella said of McGregor. "Purposeful, crass, politically incorrect, but in a room with the door closed, I bet you like the guy."

In Los Angeles, McGregor wore a suit adorned with "F — you" written into the pinstripes. He called Mayweather "peanut head" in London, criticized him in Toronto like no other past foe for "tip-tap-toeing" and "running" in fights, and torched the five-division champion for his outrageous spending habits that include excessive "juicehead" bodyguards and a new Las Vegas strip club.

Conor McGregor destroys Floyd Mayweather with reading joke

  Conor McGregor destroys Floyd Mayweather with reading joke Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather continued their four-city press tour on Wednesday afternoon in Toronto. The fight will take place Aug. 26 in Las Vegas. The fight will be contested at 154 pounds.

This whole Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor world tour is absolutely insane. Earlier in his career, Mayweather was a big trash talker. He would put on a scene to sell his fights .

Now that the Conor McGregor Floyd Mayweather fight has finally been confirmed, the hype train is fully on the tracks and already after the first press conference we’ve seen that these two know how to sell a fight .

The most defining moment arose when Mayweather, who earned more than $220 million for beating Manny Pacquiao in their record-selling 2015 fight, returned to the well of criticizing his opponent's inferior earning power and dismissed McGregor as a "$3-million fighter."

To which McGregor answered, "Not no more."

Mayweather had no follow-up. How could he? He did the same thing in taking the short end of the deal in exchange for the exposure of the De La Hoya fight, where he shined on the promotional tour like McGregor.

Mayweather is likely to receive the greater percentage of the revenue generated from the fight, according to one official familiar with the deal but not authorized to speak publicly about it. The fight takes place Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

He's understood, for more than 10 years now, that his purse is based not only on his fans, but on those who despise him, who purchase the pay-per-view only to see him lose.

He and UFC President Dana White have said they believe the McGregor fight will outsell the Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight, and that bout's $72-million live-gate record for Las Vegas will be shattered when tickets go on sale July 24. A ringside seat will cost $10,000 at the 20,000-seat venue.

McGregor called Mayweather ‘boy’ again despite backlash

  McGregor called Mayweather ‘boy’ again despite backlash Conor McGregor was accused of being racist toward Floyd Mayweather Jr when the two fighters held their first joint media event earlier in the week, but that didn’t stop the Irishman from saying some of the same things on Wednesday. Conor McGregor was accused of being racist toward Floyd Mayweather Jr when the two fighters held their first joint media event earlier in the week, but that didn’t stop the Irishman from saying some of the same things on Wednesday.

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McGregor is especially aiding the cause, not just because of his popularity in the U.S., but with his massive following in Canada, the U.K. and Ireland — all pay-per-view markets.

"All those markets were not much for Mayweather-Pacquiao, because outside the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao's popularity was limited to boxing and had less geographic reach," DiBella said. "Even if the U.S. pay-per-view is somehow below Mayweather-Pacquiao, the total revenue could be higher with increased foreign revenue, merchandising and the bigger gate."

In addition to crafting the best deal for Mayweather, who's promising to retire for good after this fight, his manager, Al Haymon, astutely sought for White to play a prominent role on the tour, separating the fighters and hyping up an audience made up mostly of UFC fans.

One official familiar with the strategy but unauthorized to speak publicly about it said: "What's going to make this a moneymaker is the cross-discipline aspect. UFC fans were dominant," with White heartily cheered and boxing broadcast executive Stephen Espinoza of Showtime roundly booed.

"Mayweather will make an ungodly fortune and doesn't mind ceding a little ego for a whole lot of money. ... (McGregor and White are) going to lose the fight, they're not going to make anywhere near the (same) money, but winning the war ... McGregor, there's a charisma to him that's unbelievable."

Floyd Mayweather says Conor McGregor called him a ‘monkey’

  Floyd Mayweather says Conor McGregor called him a ‘monkey’ Floyd Mayweather Jr crossed the line during a joint media event with Conor McGregor on Thursday when he hurled a gay slur at the Irishman, but Mayweather says he was acting out in anger after McGregor used a racist term. Mayweather and McGregor visited four cities in three different countries over a four-day span to hype their upcoming Aug. 26 fight, and they created plenty of controversy along the way. Floyd has been under fire for using a homophobic slang in London, but a representative for the undefeated boxer told TMZ Mayweather did not mean to disrespect the LGBTQ community.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have been hit and miss this week… These guys are here to sell a fight , and any press is good press. Did McGregor know that media outlets would report his comments as potentially racist?

Jul 12, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Conor McGregor taunts Floyd Mayweather as he speaks during a world tour press conference to promote the upcoming Mayweather vs McGregor boxing fight at Budweiser Stage. Mandatory Credit : Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports.

Despite the attention and large crowds attending their tour, each fighter strayed over the lines of decency and threatened to turn off casual fans not used to the over-the-top promotion of the sport.

Each piled on F-words and several misogynistic terms during tour stops.

Even if Mayweather is retiring and McGregor is peaking, they each understand what sells in 2017.

"They get that this is the entertainment business, how the president of the United States was a reality TV star and if he wasn't, he wouldn't be president," DiBella said. "People are into immediate gratification and confrontation ... all this talking is cha-ching, cha-ching. They're performers.

"It's a spectacle, a guilty indulgence and there's nothing wrong with that. This fight wouldn't be happening if the public didn't want it. And it's hypocrisy on the part of those who are holier than thou about it. With all due respect, there is no sanctity to boxing. (Forget) that, it's about making money."

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Floyd Mayweather: Conor McGregor’s controversial comments ‘comes with the territory’ .
Despite some criticism due to their choice of language during a recent promotional tour, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor don't seem all that bothered.Mayweather (49-0 boxing) was the latest to stir controversy during the final May-Mac World Tour stop in London on Friday, when the undefeated boxing great used a homophobic slur. McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) said he didn't see why it was a big deal, but "The Notorious" also also got flak for his racially insensitive remarks earlier in the week.

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