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Mayweather v McGregor fight is good for boxing, says Carl Frampton

 

By Robert Jones

Former World champion Carl Frampton says Floyd Mayweather's fight against UFC star Conor McGregor is "good for boxing" - so long as the Irishman doesn't stun the world and win.

Mayweather is coming out of retirement to box McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26 and although the fight is expected to be one of the most lucrative in history, a number of high-profile personalities from the boxing community have expressed their disdain.

Frampton, a former two-weight World champion who will fight Andrés Gutiérrez in a Belfast homecoming fight at the SSE Arena on July 29, has defended the contest.

"I don't think the fight is bad for boxing," he said. "It's an event that people want to see. It gets people talking about boxing - so how can that be bad for boxing?

"I think Mayweather versus McGregor cannot be anything but good for boxing - unless McGregor wins.

"And then it is bad because we all look like mugs, do you know what I mean? But I don't think that he will."

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