The promotion for the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor has involved a tasteless buildup that should be discouraging people from watching, not the opposite, holds Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports. Successful promotion had set the scene for an exciting fight, only for an encounter in New York to become shameful. Petty taunts, lame jokes and outright racism have marred the verbal exchanges between the two. Lowlights were McGregor calling Mayweather “a boy” and telling him to dance, who, himself, wore the Irish flag and dropped it on the ground. Such behavior should not be seen in any sport.
The buildup to the big showdown boxing match between McGregor and Mayweather has been exciting and awing, writes Josh Weinstein of the Toronto Sun. The heated exchanges between the two have riled up fans and neutrals alike. Both of them have put on a performance, firing up the tension between each other and getting crowds ready for the big encounter. Mayweather may have an advantage as an experienced boxer, but McGregor’s mixed-martial-arts successes make him a worthy opponent. Over their promotion campaigns, they have shown that this will be a unique fight between cult heroes that no one should miss.