When Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight goes down, much of the South Carolina football team will be together for it.
Well, the players will be watching it together at USC’s facility. They won’t be in agreement about what they’d like to see happen.
“Of course I’ve got Floyd Mayweather,” USC linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams said. “50-0.”
Across the line, right tackle Zack Bailey wasn’t much of a fan.
“I want Conor to win,” Bailey said. “I think Mayweather dances around the ring too much. So I like someone who’s going to get in there and throw down.”
The fight pitches Mayweather, among the most technically proficient boxers of all time, against McGregor, a dominant UFC fighter who has never had a professional boxing match.
Saturday’s fight allowed for some amateur boxing analysis by the players.
“I kind of feel like it’s a pro against an amateur,” Allen-Williams said. “This is McGregor’s first professional fight. I feel like Floyd is a little more seasoned in the ring.”
Although the players will be getting together for food and combat sports, at least one coach said he won’t be dropping by.
Linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler said he’ll take the night to spend some needed family time with his two young kids.
“I don’t think I can make it to an 11 o’clock fight,” Hutzler said.