26 Rappers Predict Who Will Win in Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor Boxing Match
Boxing fans are at the edge of their seats in anticipation to watch the upcoming boxing match between retired five-division boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor. And while some boxing matches go on unnoticed by the hip-hop world, this showdown is sure to have rappers tuning in and taking bets.
Last December, ESPN reported that the UFC champ had obtained a boxing license in the state of California. Not longer after, 50 Cent went on Fox Sports Live to say that Floyd wanted to face off with McGregor in the ring. But considering that Money Mayweather was enjoying his second retirement, many thought this fight would never happen. That is until both parties actually started talks to go head-to-head in the ring—all in the name of a few million dollars. By May of 2017, the fight was official; Floyd and Conor both signed a contract to duke it out in front of the world.
Conor, who's never professionally fought in a traditional boxing ring, is expected to to earn $75 million for his part in the match. Floyd is an undefeated boxer with a record of 49-0 and is expected to earn $100 million, win or lose, but he could stand to earn four times more depending on the stats.
As fight night draws near, plenty of rappers have already weighed their options and picked a winner. With 50 Cent being a longtime friend of Floyd, the Queens rapper is naturally backing the Money Team. Drake on the other hand gave both fighters a warm welcome to Toronto when they arrived for the promo tour stop, but seemed extra chummy with McGregor and his crew.
Before the opening bell, XXL surveyed some of your favorite rappers on who they think will win. The big show goes down Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nev., so before you turn on the pay-per-view and bets against your crew, check out who your favorite MC is counting on in the gallery below and peep Mayweather’s training playlist, Hard Work & Dedication.
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