A KICK IN THE TEETH

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I FIND it pretty de­grad­ing that a per­son who had never boxed be­fore should earn so much money for his first bout. That must be a kick in the teeth to all the pro­fes­sional box­ers world­wide who are try­ing to earn a liv­ing. I’m sure there are com­pe­tent pro box­ers who feel they could have taken Conor Mcgre­gor out quicker than Floyd May­weather did. Mcgre­gor was very am­a­teur­ish and ba­sic, with his hands down and chin on show at all times. In my opin­ion, May­weather car­ried Mcgre­gor. Cash was the driver of the fight, and sadly not the great and rich his­tory of the sport of boxing. Clyde Bax­ter, Orm­skirk

FI­NAN­CIAL FI­ASCO

DE­SPITE dis­agree­ing with the May­weather-mcgre­gor fight, I have to ad­mit that I was even­tu­ally tempted to watch it, only as a re­sult of my son pay­ing the Box Of­fice fee. The whole thing was merely a mon­ey­mak­ing ex­er­cise, and it’s ridicu­lous that Mcgre­gor has earned mil­lions of pounds for strug­gling in his first pro fight. May­weather could have opened up and fin­ished it from the fifth on­wards, but seem­ingly to jus­tify the fi­nan­cial fi­asco, he tol­er­ated Mcgre­gor un­til the 10th. Spare a thought for the jour­ney­men, most of whom would be on a more than equal par with Mcgre­gor, who fight on a reg­u­lar ba­sis for such meagre pay. Cyril Jones-evans

EASY PAY­DAY

I AM grate­ful to all the won­der­ful peo­ple who bet on Mcgre­gor to beat May­weather. Be­cause of your ef­forts, book­mak­ers were able to of­fer at­trac­tive odds on a May­weather vic­tory. As a re­sult, needy peo­ple like my­self were able to have a risk-free in­vest­ment and an easy pay­day! Max Win­berg, Ger­rards Cross

EX­HI­BI­TION SHOW

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS May­weather for im­prov­ing your record from 49-0 to 49-0. The win over Mcgre­gor was an ex­hi­bi­tion show at best – not in any sense a gen­uine boxing match. Chris Kyle, Brighton

GREAT SCOT

I EN­JOYED the trib­ute to the late Evan Arm­strong in the July 27 is­sue. He was a tremen­dous boxer, and his fight with Ver­non Sol­las was a clas­sic. Kevin Dak­ers, Ed­in­burgh

DON’T FOR­GET ‘BOMBER’ IN The Panel (Au­gust 3), the pan­el­lists were asked who they rated as the best Brit never to win a world ti­tle. Al­though all of the fight­ers men­tioned are tremen­dous, I was sur­prised that Herol “Bomber” Gra­ham’s name never came up. Jamie Skel­ton, Earby

Photo: AC­TION IM­AGES/REUTERS/STEVE MAR­CUS

CASH­ING OUT: May­weather [right] and Mcgre­gor have been crit­i­cised fol­low­ing their heav­ily hyped con­test

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