Weekly Comment: Why I Won’t Be Going to Las Vegas

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, Jr., fight August 26 at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

By Irish America Staff
August 25, 2017

Thomas Hauser, a biographer of Muhammad Ali, the author of the forthcoming There Will Always Be Boxing (University of Arkansas, November 2017), and a frequent Irish America contributor hasn’t hidden his views of the upcoming boxing spectacle between the Dublin-born UFC fighter Conor McGregor and American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. He recently wrote a three part series on the bout for The Ring, which labeled the fight as “a racist, misogynist, homophobic promotion and a competitive mismatch.”

Emailing with Irish America, he explained why he won’t be attending the fight:

“The core demographic supporting this fight in the United States is remarkably similar to Donald Trump’s base,” Hauser said.

“Ireland has a gay prime minister. England and Germany are led by women. And these two guys are running around calling each other ‘faggot, cunt, and pussy.’ McGregor stuck a microphone between his legs and thrust his pelvis back and forth as ‘a little present for my beautiful, black female fans.’

“McGregor and Mayweather have spewed bigotry and prejudice into an environment that was already troubled.” ♦

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What do you think about the McGregor-Mayweather fight? Will you be attending or watching it? Let us know in the comments.

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