Mikey Garcia: Mayweather/McGregor will be an entertaining show, not a competitive fight

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Mikey Garcia: Mayweather/McGregor will be an entertaining show, not a competitive fight

Mikey Garcia knows a lot of what Conor McGregor has and will experience. He moved up in weight to fight Adrien Broner on Saturday night and remained undefeated at 37-0. He has been at the top of the boxing rankings and went outside his comfort zone to do bigger and better things. But even he doesn't see McGregor as having any chance against Floyd Mayweather.

"I see the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight as an entertaining show, not necessarily a competitive fight," he said on Tiki and Tierney on CBS Thursday. "McGregor's going to come in swinging wildly or just trying to knock Floyd's head off, which is his only chance that I see – him landing a shot like that – but as far as a competitive fight, I just don't see it."

With the exception of the coming-out-of-retirement Mayweather (49-0-0), Garcia's 37-0-0 record marks the most wins without a loss currently in all of boxing. The next closest to him is Gilberto Ramirez, who is 35-0-0. Canelo Alvarez is 49-1-1, his lone loss coming to Mayweather.

Garcia's father is a former boxer and his brother is a former champion. The man knows boxing and he knows what would serve McGregor well and what would not, but in his opinion there's simply not much McGregor can do.

"The skill level that Conor has is nowhere near the skill level of Floyd inside a boxing ring," he said. "Now it's a great show, it's going to be good entertainment for the fans and joining the sports together, which has never been done until now. That's history right there, and that's what this is really going to be about.


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"Enjoying the entertainment, enjoying the show, but I don't see a competitive fight at all."

Mayweather and McGregor will fight August 26.