Andre Ward is going to be paying a lot of attention to Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, but doesn’t see McGregor winning the contest.
Ward spoke to the media days before his rematch against Sergey Kovalev for the unified light heavyweight championship and said the undefeated boxer should easily win because he doesn’t see McGregor bringing anything to the fight that Mayweather can handle. The news of Mayweather vs. McGregor being official was announced the same week as Ward’s defense.
"Floyd is arguably one of the greatest of all-time and I just can't wrap my brain around McGregor having any answers for Floyd, even at 40 years old," Ward said. "It's just another level. But on the flipside [McGregor] is not a guy that you can just not train for. McGregor is a big guy and he's got pride and he's coming and he's got a dynamite left hand. It's a sneaky left hand. So it's tough. It's a type of situation where the pressure is really on Floyd because there's no room for error. There's zero room for error. [McGregor] is going to have to work on that stuff for the next two or three months. The left hand is the main thing Floyd has to watch out for. Floyd should take care of business quickly."
Mayweather vs. McGregor will take place on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It is a 12-round boxing match contested at the light middleweight division (154-pound limit). Ward's comments can be seen at this link.