If there is one sure thing about the already-hyped boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, it is the potential amount of money it would be able to generate.
This is also the reason why FOX Sports host Colin Cowherd is firm on his belief that the said fight will end up taking place in September of this year. In the recent episode of his podcast ‘The Herd’, Cowherd shared his own experiences of how such spectacles can easily draw people in.
“My intel is, Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather is going to happen. It changed late last week. Got a call, then somebody else sent me something yesterday and Saturday. We book rooms in Vegas. (This happens) in September.”
“I watched Evel Knievel as a kid. I watched Wide World of Sports. I watched presidential debates. Why do you have those debates? You have those debates not really to solve anything. It’s because CNN and FOX News, they can get big ratings and sell it to advertisers, and it’s commerce.”
“This is gonna be commerce,” Cowheard continued. “That’s what it’s gonna be.”
Cowherd argued that given the possible involvement of television giants such as CBS for Mayweather and FOX Sports for the UFC, everyone involved is bound to earn a huge payday.
“You’ve got FOX and CBS, you’ve got UFC, you’ve got boxing, you’ve got Floyd, you’ve got Conor. It’s gonna make a lot of money for people.”