Chris Algueri is a former junior welterweight champion in boxing who has found success in amateur wrestling and kickboxing.
When it comes to the upcoming super fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, the former boxing champ says Mayweather has the power to stop the MMA star.
“They're boxing, so the boxer is going to win. I do think Floyd has enough power to stop him, he's fought 20-plus world champions in a row. At that level, every one hits hard. Conor can win a round I think early. Floyd will make him work to tire him out," Algieri said on Talking With TK.
Mayweather is the favorite entering the fight, but he hasn’t gotten a finish in a boxing match in years.
While Algieri thinks Mayweather can get a stoppage over McGregor, the boxer also says that McGregor can win a round or two.
"Conor could win a round or two on high activity and doing more than Floyd is doing. Although I think Floyd will be setting things up for further rounds. When transitioning from kickboxing to boxing, I was always more of a boxer than a traditional kickboxer. Even still it took me 10 to 15 fights to figure it out,” says Algieri.
Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather takes place on Saturday, August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.