Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has backed Irishman Conor McGregor to beat Floyd Mayweather in Saturday’s “Money Fight” in Las Vegas.
The 35-year-old Swede, who re-signed for United this week, continues his recovery from a knee injury that ended his season prematurely last April.
Speaking to Sport Bible, Ibrahimovic said: “Here you have a guy that has made a career out of many years and that is Mayweather, and then you have the other guy that has made a career in a short time, but he made himself a big name.”
“Me as a huge fan of the MMA, I see this fight. I don’t know. It can go both ways. Either what people predict that Mayweather will win easy, which I don’t believe.”
29-year-old Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) two-weight world champion, McGregor, will be making his boxing debut against undefeated Mayweather, as the Irishman has never boxed professionally.
“Conor has a power he can knock you out from every angle. And he has a confidence, like me,”
“He is the Ibrahimović of martial arts and I’m McGregor of the football world.”