We’ve been highly critical of the idea of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor squaring off in a boxing match. But we will concede that we rather enjoyed watching this video game simulation — at least up until the odd, violent conclusion.
The video was fashioned after the classic Nintendo boxing game Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!!. The graphics are perfect. So is the music, and the sound effects as a whole.
The first two rounds are amusing. It proceeds much as we suspect a real boxing match between the two would — with Mayweather giving a boxing lesson to the mixed martial arts star. McGregor is frustrated that he can’t get inside. Between rounds, a thought bubble pops up which shows McGregor saying “This bum don’t do nuthing (sic) but hug.” The whole thing is fun to watch.
But then comes the third round, and that brutal ending. We’ll spare you the details — but the gist is that McGregor, exhausted and frustrated by his ineffectiveness with conventional boxing techniques, begins to employ mixed martial arts tactics. It doesn’t go well for Mayweather.
Watch above, via YouTube.
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