Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh took to Twitter and shared his views on the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr bout. The ‘Legends Only’ fight took the combat sports world by storm and fans were hyped to see the legends scrap. The bout took place at the Staples Center in California and had Jake Paul on the card as well.
John Kavanagh was one of many personalities in MMA who chimed in on the Tyson vs Jones Jr match-up that had buzz. Tyson last fought back in 2005 and fans couldn’t help but get excited about his return. Not to mention, multi-divisional former champion Roy Jones Jr has a massive fanbase of his own.
John Kavanagh goes in on Snoop Dogg for his commentary
The SBG Ireland Head Coach had some constructive criticism for rapper Snoop Dogg who commented on the aforementioned event. The famed west coast rapper had several off the collar comments during his time commentating, and it seems to have rubbed Kavanagh the wrong way. Chiefly, Snoop Dogg referred to the Tyson vs Jones Jr match-up as ‘two uncles fighting at a barbeque’.
really enjoyed the #TysonJonesJr boxing match. can anyone explain to me why snoop is commentating? he knows nothing about boxing and was just adding ‘humor’ like “they like my uncles fighting at the bbq”. no they’re 2 former world champions, just be quiet.
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) November 29, 2020
While some found his commentary hilarious, there was a group of people who thought it was a shade too much. Additionally, there were times when Snoop’s comments stuck out in contrast to the professionalism that other commentators were displaying. What’s more, UFC champion Israel Adesanya was also present at the broadcast booth. He added an air of professionalism to his assignment.
John Kavanagh has never been one to shy away from sharing his views and Snoop Dogg certainly got the worst of it. The famed MMA coach believes that legends like Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr command a certain air of respect.
Their storied resumes speak volumes and it’s clear that Kavanagh didn’t appreciate Snoop Dogg’s comments.
Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr certainly put forward a good account of themselves after having such a long lay-off. Not to mention, they’re both into their 50s and they managed to put on a good show. While their performance shouldn’t be above criticism, per John Kavanagh, there’s a certain way to go about putting forth one’s point.
What do you make of his tweet?