Association of Ringside Physicians Say Someone’s Gonna Get ‘Really Hurt’ During Mayweather-McGregor
According to the New York Times, the Association of Ringside Physicians thinks that not only could a boxer get seriously injured during Mayweather-McGregor, but that the fight should never have been allowed in the first place by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
The piece on their objection reads:
“‘We were very surprised this bout was even sanctioned and was going to be permitted to carry on,’ said Larry Lovelace, a doctor and the president of the organization, which is focused on preserving fighter safety. ‘The thing I really fear, truly fear, is that somebody’s going to get really hurt in this upcoming fight.'”
Of course, if you’re looking for the real reason why this fight was allowed, all you have to do it look at where the Commission’s real interests lie. They’ve got a vested interest in such a high-dollar bout.
“The Nevada commission has a particularly large financial stake in the Mayweather-McGregor bout. The state receives 8 percent of the gross revenue from every ticket sold at a boxing event in Nevada, and the commission gets 25 percent of that amount.”
The longer the fight lasts, the more likely it is that someone will get hurt, so if it is a lopsided match, let’s hope the officials don’t let the fight go on for a minute longer than necessary.