The former undisputed world heavyweight champion said the combination of Mayweather's boxing experience and hand speed will be too much to handle for McGregor, who has made him name as a mixed martial arts fighter. "So it was really special for me to see he was interested enough to put all parties together so we could do some good business".
"I can't take it serious", Lewis said. "You are talking about one discipline where you can use only your hands and only a few can do it".
McGregor's manager Audie Attar of Paradigm Sports Management revealed on Monday when speaking to MMAFighting that they purposefully let his previous apparel deal expire in anticipation of this showdown with Mayweather.
Mayweather vs. McGregor is scheduled for August 26 in Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena, which is the date of the BIG3 basketball league's title game in the same venue. Mike visits Crumlin Boxing Club in Dublin to speak to Phil Sutcliffe, the man who trained McGregor growing up, to find out more about his grounding in the sport of boxing.
Mayweather makes a comeback nearly two years after defeating Andre Berto in September 2015 on the back of equalling Rocky Marciano's 49-0 retirement record.
"I can't take it serious", Lewis said.