Carl Frampton: I don’t think Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor is terrible for boxing
Previous two-division world titleholder Carl Frampton is a Conor McGregor fan and says he is altering blended hand to hand fighting, as well as boxing as well.
While some in the boxing scene are rejecting McGregor's battle with Floyd Mayweather as a cash getting bungle, Frampton is anticipating it and will fly out from Northern Ireland to Las Vegas to watch the lesser middleweight challenge at the T-Mobile Arena on Aug. 26.
Ireland's McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion who has never boxed professionally, will confront American Mayweather in a battle that has partitioned feeling however could break the record the Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao battle in 2015 produced $623.5 million in revenue for being the wealthiest ever.
McGregor, 29, from Dublin, will procure at any rate $100 million despite the fact that bookmakers have set overwhelming chances on him having the capacity to beat Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs), a world titleholder in five distinctive weight divisions and considered the best boxer of his era.
In any case, featherweight Frampton (23-1, 14 KOs), 30, from Belfast, has no issue with the battle or buildup after an obscene, worldwide media visit that went by four urban communities in the same number of days prior this month.
Frampton is amped up for the battle, regardless of the possibility that he supposes it won't be quite a bit of a challenge.
"I believe Conor's splendid," Frampton told ESPN. "He's a player, he's mental and he's a crazy person. I truly like him and I'm going out to watch it with a portion of the others fighters from our exercise center, as Josh Taylor, Conrad Cummings and our spouses. We're going out for a distraught end of the week.
"I don't think the battle is terrible for boxing, it's an occasion, and I'm anticipating it. As a fight, it's a jumble however you need to offer it to Conor McGregor. He's making his boxing presentation and he's talked himself into a $100 million pay day. Good fortunes to him."
For a forecast, Frampton is endeavoring to be as amenable as he can be.
"I despise saying who will win however it's difficult to look past Mayweather, he's quite recently too great.
"Boxing and MMA are two unique games, so truth be told, if Conor lands a glove on Mayweather he will be doing.
"On the off chance that Mayweather-Mayweather makes warriors like Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez look customary, what can Conor McGregor do? Be that as it may, it's out of line since you are discussing two unique games."
McGregor, who calls himself The Notorious, sent Frampton a good fortunes message before the Northern Irishman lost his WBA world featherweight title to Mexican Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas in January.
Frampton, who battles Andres Gutierrez at the SSE Arena in his home city of Belfast on Saturday, presently can't seem to meet McGregor, however, ays showing up on an indistinguishable bill from his kindred Irish warrior is currently a probability.
"It will break pay-per-see records, this could be the begin of something new. In 10 years this could be the standard with folks battling from UFC battling boxers," Frampton told ESPN.
"Conor said it's incredible working with Mayweather and Al Haymon, so perhaps something should be possible later on with UFC folks on an indistinguishable bill from boxers.
"I've not met Conor yet. He's sent me a couple of messages wishing me good fortunes before battles and I would love to meet him. I would love to go on a night out with him. It would be frantic."