The final press conference in Las Vegas ahead of Saturday night’s so-called “fight of the century” was a surprisingly quiet affair given both men pull no punches with their mouths.
Irishman Conor McGregor is the underdog as he’s making his professional boxing debut but the mixed martial arts champion is confident of upsetting the odds.
“This man is not on my level, he’s not even a quarter of the man I am so, we’re gonna see and you’re all gonna eat your words there so thank you all, I appreciate it, I look forward to Saturday night.”
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Floyd Mayweather has come out of retirement for the contest and as last match was two years ago, the undefeated boxer says he’s not expecting a walk in the park: “He’s a tough competitor, it’s not gonna be an easy fight, it’s gonna be blood, sweat, and tears Saturday, that’s what we’re here to give the fans and that’s what we want to give the fans all around the world.”
However, the bookies are expecting Mayweather, a five-division world champion, to make light work of McGregor and finish the bout early.
Either way it’s expected to break all sorts of records for boxing and the box-office with millions around the world paying to watch.
The belt at stake in Mayweather-McGregor fight: “The Money Belt” (📷 by
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