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Lennox Lewis calls Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor a 'farce'

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We're less than a week away now from arguably the biggest fight of the century so far taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

Since the fight's announcement, many people have been calling it a mismatch because of the sheer difference in boxing experience between the two fighters. Notorious has never had a professional boxing bout, while Money, on the other hand, is one more win away from having a 50-0 record.

One of those people that don't like the fact this fight has been booked is Lennox Lewis. The three-time world champion expressed his frustrations with the fight in a recent interview with BBC Radio Five Live.

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The former British fighter said that he doesn't believe Mayweather should count this fight against McGregor if he was to win because of the mismatch in experience. He also said Conor's MMA background will come into play, as the disadvantage will result in him kicking the undefeated boxer

Lewis said according to Yahoo! Sports: "There is tremendous build-up and hype but I don't really take it as a serious fight. I wouldn't count a fight like this as a 'fight'. He's basically boxing a guy that is a UFC fighter and not a boxer."

"Everybody wants to know what's going to happen. Is McGregor going to throw a kick because, obviously when he resorts to boxing and realises he is no match for Mayweather, what will he do? How will he get around that?

"No other boxers from 49 fights have figured out how to beat Mayweather -- now a UFC fighter that doesn't even have a boxing career is trying to beat him at boxing - I think it's a farce to a certain degree."

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour - London

So will Lewis be attending the fight in Las Vegas next weekend? The man himself has said he would not be one of those attending unless he was made an offer he could not refuse.

"I don't think it is a fight that I am going to jump on a plane and go to see unless they pay me to commentate on it."

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour - London

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