Floyd Mayweather’s combat towards Conor McGregor is a farce, said former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.
Irish UFC light-weight champion McGregor, 29, will make his boxing debut when he faces undefeated American Mayweather on 26 August in Las Vegas.
“there may be excellent construct-up and hype but I don’t in point of fact take it as a significant combat,” Briton Lewis instructed Sportsweek.
He introduced that “nothing is ever evident in relation to gimmicks and hype” however “Mayweather will have to win it”.
Mayweather, forty, will surpass fellow American Rocky Marciano’s document of 49 fights with out defeat will have to he overcome McGregor.
but Lewis advised BBC Radio 5 reside: “I wouldn’t rely a battle like this as a ‘struggle’. He’s basically boxing a man that could be a UFC fighter and no longer a boxer.
He introduced: “each person needs to understand what’s going to occur.
“Is McGregor going to throw a kick as a result of, obviously when he lodges to boxing and realises he is no in shape for Mayweather, what will he do? How will he get round that?
“No other boxers from forty nine fights have found out tips on how to beat Mayweather – now a UFC fighter that doesn’t actually have a boxing occupation is trying to beat him at boxing – i feel it’s a farce to a undeniable stage.”