LOOK: Netizens abuzz over confirmed McGregor-Mayweather bout | Inquirer Sports

LOOK: Netizens abuzz over confirmed McGregor-Mayweather bout

/ 07:17 PM June 15, 2017

After almost a year of endless teasing, the Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather Jr. crossover bout is finally set in stone.

READ: Mayweather, McGregor agree to August super fight

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The much-anticipated announcement sent shock waves in social media, with fans and professional athletes alike sharing their two cents on one of the biggest matches ever in combat sports.

In true McGregor fashion, the Irish UFC lightweight champion reignited the rivalry by taking a jab at his counterpart’s age.

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Pundits, meanwhile, are already questioning McGregor’s chances, this being his first professional boxing match. The fact that he’ll be facing an undefeated defensive tactician only made people doubt his chances of victory even more.

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Several athletes, on the other hand, expressed their desire to participate in the historic card, including retired NFL-wide receiver Chad Johnson and UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miotic, who called out his boxing counterpart Anthony Joshua.

Elite female striker Chris “Cyborg” Justino also expressed her desire to face female boxing champion Cecilia Brækhus in the undercard.

Others, meanwhile, weighed in on the blockbuster fight’s effect on boxing’s future.  /ra

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