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Alan Hubbard: Ali oops! Mayweather and McGregor should remember the bad "Joke in Japan"

Alan Hubbard: Ali oops! Mayweather and McGregor should remember the bad "Joke in Japan"

Should the forthcoming hybrid encounter between Floyd Mayweather and Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26 turns out to be more farce than fight, as most anticipate, then the consolation for the fans - and combatants – is that exactly 41 years ago last week, there was a precedent involving an even more celebrated fistic figure than the Money Man.








Nick Butler: Defence the way to go as "boring" Mayweather and Chelsea prove dominant

Nick Butler: Defence the way to go as "boring" Mayweather and Chelsea prove dominant

There was a mad idea at insidethegames at the weekend to set our alarms for 4am and find somewhere to watch the Floyd Mayweather Jnr-Manny Pacquiao fight before travelling on to the office for a day of work. Considering a distinct lack of sleep the night before, I’m not sure how this would have ended and, with the plan eventually abandoned due to a total lack of places in the area showing the fight, I don’t feel I missed too much.