Eddie Alverez – If you don’t think Conor can knockout Mayweather you’re an idiot!
Former UFC Lightweight champion and Conor’s last opponent weighs in on the super fight.
Alverez who was knocked out by McGregor in their meeting in November last year which secured McGregor a second UFC title had this to say on the fight – “Conor has about three or four rounds to get this done, between rounds 5 to 12 the fight usually goes to the more technical boxer. However within those four rounds, if you don’t think Conor can knock this guy out, then you’re an idiot or you just don’t know fighting because it can very well happen.”
Alverez further stated that if the fight were to go more than four rounds then the fight will favor Mayweather and things could start looking a lot more one sided, however, he still feels as though Conor has a “real chance to put him away”.
Alverez also states that he will be in the front row come fight night and there are no ill feelings towards his former opponent and he has moved on since the loss and forgiven himself – “It doesn’t define me as a fighter, I mean it is history so it will always be there, but my wins define me not my losses.”
When discussing Conor’s personality and the way he interacts during the press conference, Alverez states that Conor is the much more intelligent person and wittier. When looking back to Eddie and Conor’s press conference in New York, Eddie says “If anybody knows me, knows inside I’m dying, I’m laughing inside – What happened with me and Conor on stage was about as genuine as it gets – but do I hate Conor? No! I don’t even know Conor McGregor, but the bait is you can beat me and that’s a belief and I can beat you and that’s a belief. That doesn’t mean we don’t like each other.”
Eddie also believes that all the trash talking Conor does, does not affect people when it comes down to the fight, he believes that if it was a young person new to the sport then it would affect them, but with someone like Mayweather who has heard it all before and yet still come out on top – it won’t affect him at all mentally.