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Mayweather-McGregor a ‘shameless cash grab’

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA—Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s garb was the outright giveaway.

Cloaked in a hooded robe and a ski mask as he strutted to the ring for his fusion fight with octagon king Conor McGregor last Saturday night, Mayweather appeared like a stickup artist.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: (R-L) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP
The larceny he pulled off at the expense of the sweet science and a hapless, overmatched McGregor at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas was shouted from the highest steeple by the media the morning after.

“More fraud than fight,” screamed one. “Fleece of the century,” bellowed another. “A shameless cash grab,” roared yet another.

Sold by two talkative welterweights with a flair for drama and a talent for marketing, the fight could become the most profitable combat sports event ever.

Author: Percy D. Della, Inquirer
Full Article: http://sports.inquirer.net/263139/mayweather-mcgregor-shameless-cash-grab

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