The internet laughs at Conor McGregor after he posts his boxing workout video


The Aug. 26 Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor event is a fight that’s attracting the most mainstream attention and coverage for the sport of boxing in years. The best fighter of his generation (Mayweather) taking on an MMA star who’s making his pro boxing debut (McGregor) is a contest that has people salivating about the possibility of McGregor pulling off the greatest upset in sports history.

But there’s almost no chance McGregor can win, and after both posted training videos this week, it’s easy to see why. And it’s easy to understand why people are laughing at McGregor and his rudimentary skills.

First, Mayweather released his video late last week, showing that he’s still got plenty of talent and speed for a 40-year-old fighter.

Then, in response, McGregor posted this.

You probably don’t have to be a boxing aficionado to see that McGregor is in deep trouble against Mayweather. Need more proof? Here’s a video Black Sports Online put together to highlight the vast differences.

Predictably, the internet had a nice chuckle at McGregor’s expense.

McGregor, though, will likely have the last laugh. Yes, he’s probably going to get embarrassed by Mayweather—and potentially knocked out cold—but he’s reportedly going to make at least $75 million for this fight. Either way, despite his elementary boxing skills, McGregor is going to win big.

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.