Conor McGregor

Is the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight following a movie script? The writer of Great White Hype thinks so

Is the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight following a movie script? The writer of Great White Hype thinks so

Ron Shelton knows boxing.

The acclaimed film director and screenwriter used to watch fights at the Grand Olympic Auditorium. He is looking forward to Canelo Alvarez’s upcoming showdown with Gennady Golovkin, as well as Mikey Garcia’s with Adrien Broner. When we first exchanged emails over the weekend, Shelton was watching a tripleheader on HBO featuring fighters you probably have never heard of.

The novelty match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is another story.

“I’m not even going to watch it,” Shelton told me over the phone.

Why would he watch? He practically wrote the script.

Shelton’s directing and writing...

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