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Boxing hall of famer Lewis slams Mayweather-McGregor as ‘ridiculous’

Boxing hall of famer Lewis slams Mayweather-McGregor as ‘ridiculous’
Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis (C) waves from the ring at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York, in January 2016
Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis (C) waves from the ring at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, in January 2016 (AFP Photo/DON EMMERT)

Los Angeles (AFP) – Boxing hall of famer Lennox Lewis won’t be spending his money on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight, saying he “can’t take it serious” because the outcome is too predictable.

The former undisputed world heavyweight champion said the combination of Mayweather’s boxing experience and hand speed will be too much to handle for McGregor, who has made him name as a mixed martial arts fighter.

“It’s ridiculous to me,” Lewis told US sports broadcaster ESPN. “You are talking about one discipline where you can use only your hands and only a few can do it.

“Every battle sport always starts with your hands, but they are two totally different sports.”

The fight is being held in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and promoters are hoping to make millions off the pay-per-view sales. Scheduled as a…

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