Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Conor McGregor is a farce, says former world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.
Irish UFC lightweight champion McGregor, 29, will make his boxing debut when he faces undefeated American Mayweather on 26 August in Las Vegas.
“There is tremendous build-up and hype but I don’t really take it as a serious fight,” Briton Lewis told Sportsweek.
He added that “nothing is ever obvious when it comes to gimmicks and hype” but “Mayweather should win it”.
Mayweather, 40, will surpass fellow American Rocky Marciano’s perfect record of 49 fights without defeat should he overcome McGregor.
But Lewis told BBC Radio 5 live: “I wouldn’t count a fight like this as a ‘fight’. He’s basically boxing a guy that is a UFC fighter and not a boxer.
“I don’t think it is a fight that I am going to jump on a plane and go to see unless they pay me to commentate on it.”