Mayweather vs. McGregor is complete and none of the doomsday predictions for boxing came to pass. Much like Y2K (for those old enough to remember), the mixed combat sports event came and went and the earth didn’t stop revolving.
As boxing prepares for it’s next mega-fight, the September 16 middleweight showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, the light continues to shine bright on a sport that at times struggles to “keep the lights on” in between big events.
Between Oscar De La Hoya’s ‘Boycott Mayweather vs. McGregor’ open letters and Leonard Ellerbe’s ‘Why you hatin?’ responses, the build up to Canelo vs. GGG went from being “the best middleweights in the world meet” to “the anti-Mayweather” event and actually, that’s not a bad thing.
With one down and one to go, the comparisons may have died down but the effects are still being felt in a positive and negative way. But one things for certain, people are still talking about boxing.
Here are three reasons why the powers-that-be behind Canelo vs. GGG and Mayweather vs. McGregor should be thankful for each other and enact a Sunday truce like The Wire.