Mayweather-McGregor: Social media’s biggest fight ever

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Giants linebacker Jonathan Casillas recently offered his thoughts on Floyd Mayweather facing Conor McGregor in a boxing match when he started breaking down the fight.

“Floyd’s going to win easily,” Casillas said during a recent organized team activity practice. “It’s the best boxer of all-time fighting what amounts to an amateur. Floyd is the best and is still the best. It’s really not going to be much of a fight.”

Then Casillas was asked the $100 question. Is he going the buy fight?

“Of course, I am,” said the avid boxing and MMA fan. “I wouldn’t miss it.”

That’s why Mayweather-McGregor will be a huge financial success, even if most people think it will be one-sided. The anticipation for the bout, officially set for Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, isn’t just about what will happen in the ring, but about the verbal sparring and promotional antics that already have taken place and promise to heat up now that the fight is official.

“We have what is truly an unprecedented event,” said Stephen Espinoza, the executive vice president and general manager for Showtime Sports. “There’s nothing to compare it against. We’ve never seen this kind of competition in the ring. We’ve never seen these types of personalities get together in a promotion and we’ve never seen a sporting event of this magnitude.”

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