“The Russian Hammer” had some interesting points to make regarding the chances of McGregor ahead of his professional boxing debut against Mayweather on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas.
“I don’t see Mayweather getting out of the sixth round,” Lobov said. “We’re going to see Floyd put in a position that he’s never been in before. He’s never in his life had this young, Irishman who is in his prime ready to kill him.
“Everybody doubts Conor. When he first came into the UFC nobody gave him a chance against Jose Aldo, and what happened? Jose lasted 13 seconds.It’s going to be no surprise to us when he stops Mayweather.”
A common argument for those looking to discredit the challenge of McGregor leading into the bout is the caliber of opponents Mayweather has put away in his stellar career. Names such as Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Juan Manuel Marquez, Jose Luis Castillo, Diego Corrales, Zab Judah, Ricky Hatton have been dispatched towards a 49-0 ring record. According to Lobov, Mayweather’s career may look a lot better from a distance than it truly is:
“Boxing records are very misleading”, Lobov claimed. “At least 30 of those 49 fights were against absolute nobodies so I don’t even count them”.