And the guy in the black headgear is Conor McGregor, the mixed-martial-arts champion, who is scheduled to compete in his first professional boxing match next week, on August 26th, against Floyd Mayweather, Jr., arguably the greatest boxer of the modern era.
Or maybe, as Malignaggi has been claiming (quite persuasively ) on Twitter, what it shows is McGregor pushing him down, using tactics that are allowed in mixed martial arts but against the rules in boxing.
As it happens, though, there is a true and meaningful boxing championship looming, and at a much lower price: this Saturday night, August 19th, on ESPN, Terence Crawford, the dominant figure at junior welterweight (a hundred and forty pounds), will be fighting an obscure but worthy opponent, Julius Indongo, in a unification match between two undefeated champions.
The fight is in Lincoln, Nebraska, near Crawford’s home town, Omaha, where he is building a following that includes Omaha’s biggest celebrity: Warren Buffett , who has said that Crawford “embodies the techniques of a sound investor.”
For instance, Mayweather fought at welterweight (a hundred and forty-seven pounds) only a dozen times, which meant that figuring out how good he really was required a great deal of extrapolation.
- Bevy of belts should boost boxer Terence Crawford's pound-for-pound standingLos Angeles Times
- Terence Crawford against Julius Indongo is the type of fight boxing needsDaily Star
- Crawford, Indongo Intensely Go Head-to-Head at Weigh-InBoxingScene.com
- Photos: Crawford, Indongo - Ready For Unification WarBoxingScene.com
- Terence Crawford vs Julius Indongo unification fight can open the door to ...Mirror.co.uk
- Press Conf Recap Terrance Crawford vs Julius IndongoBoxingInsider.com
- Crawford, Indongo duel for super lightweight supremacyNamibian
- Fight ScheduleWTOP
- Namibian vs Nebraskan: Fight of unbeaten 140-poundersNew Zealand Herald