Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor Mcgregor This Saturday, Who Has The Upper Hand? Get The Scoop!
At the top of the MGM Grand on the Las Vegas Strip is a huge advert for the magician David Copperfield, the hotel’s star attraction.
But the tagline – Alter Your Reality – could easily be used to promote the fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, which will dominate the sporting landscape this weekend.
Thus far it has engendered a mix of intrigue and revulsion from observers. Whether you like it or not, this is a sporting event that cannot be ignored.
Las Vegas is a city that constantly beguiles visitors into altering their perceptions – and, at times, their common sense – in a haze of hedonistic pleasures. Mayweather v McGregor, with its unabashed glorification of money, image, and bravado, fits perfectly within the daily excesses of the world’s gambling capital.
Saturday’s fight will pit a man widely considered one of the greatest exponents of his sport against a mixed martial artist who has never boxed professionally.
The outcome should be simple to determine, no matter McGregor’s mantra and hubristic claim he is ready to “shock the world”.
But remember this is Vegas. And many believe McGregor’s sleight of hand against an aging Mayweather could provide a major upset. It will be no illusion if he does win, ranking as one of the greatest shocks in sporting history.
The debate as to who will triumph will sway back and forth in the coming days – pumped up, no doubt, by yet more hateful invective from the two chief protagonists.
The true verdict can only be delivered in the ring, in what is likely to be the richest fight in boxing history.