Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. goes through moves during a media workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club on August 10, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather is preparing to face MMA fighter Connor Mcgregor on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in what could be one of the richest fights in history. M / AFP PHOTO / John Gurzinski Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. goes through moves during a media workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club on August 10, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather is preparing to face MMA fighter Connor Mcgregor on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in what could be one of the richest fights in history. M / AFP PHOTO / John Gurzinski
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. goes through moves during a media workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club on August 10, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather is preparing to face MMA fighter Connor Mcgregor on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in what could be one of the richest fights in history. M / AFP PHOTO / John Gurzinski
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Stop the nonsense – Conor McGregor doesn’t have even a puncher’s chance against Floyd Mayweather

The frenzied build-up has been such that it has clouded judgement to the point where people are ignoring the evidence: the debutant has no chance against the unbeaten grand master

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. goes through moves during a media workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club on August 10, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather is preparing to face MMA fighter Connor Mcgregor on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in what could be one of the richest fights in history. M / AFP PHOTO / John Gurzinski Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. goes through moves during a media workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club on August 10, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather is preparing to face MMA fighter Connor Mcgregor on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in what could be one of the richest fights in history. M / AFP PHOTO / John Gurzinski
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. goes through moves during a media workout at the Mayweather Boxing Club on August 10, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather is preparing to face MMA fighter Connor Mcgregor on August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in what could be one of the richest fights in history. M / AFP PHOTO / John Gurzinski
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Paul Ryding

Paul Ryding

Paul Ryding is a sports writer who has been based in China since 2007. The Beijing Olympics took him to the Far East for six months, and the food, the people and the excitement surrounding the rise of sport in China kept him there until now. He spent eight years in Beijing before moving to Hong Kong in 2015.