Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the overwhelming favorite to defeat Conor McGregor on August 26 in Las Vegas. And why shouldn't he be? After all, "Money" is revered as the best boxer of his generation with a 49-0 record, and this is McGregor's first professional boxing bout, meaning that Mayweather not only has the Sweet Science skills but the experience over his younger opponent.
All that being said, Idris Elba surprised many today by appearing on ESPN's First Take and saying that McGregor has a "really good chance" to defeat Mayweather in their superfight.
"He's going to throw some things around that Floyd's not going to be used to," Elba said. "If Floyd does what he does normally, which is just hold a tight fight, I think that McGregor is going to topple that, strike him and if he gets one on his chin ... it could be over."
Wow. Really? Yes, McGregor is 29 to Mayweather's 40 years old, but with that youth comes inexperience, which is already going to be amplified considering that Conor is an MMA fighter and not a boxer.
Needless to say, Twitter was all too happy to roast the hell out of Elba's hot take.
You have got to be kidding, right?
That's the only thing that could explain his remarks.
We don't see it, either, Idris. Floyd just has too much experience in that ring to lose to a boxing match to an MMA fighter. But we still love you, man.
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