McGregor: Countdown to the fight Saturday night in Las Vegas
- Author: Regina Holmes Aug 27, 2017,
Aug 27, 2017, 1:00
McGregor previously teased his fans via social media about a possible Mayweather matchup.
Cape Town - The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) revealed how much money Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will make from their highly anticipated boxing match.
A fearless and vicious fighter taking on an aging boxer who hasn't fought in nearly two years, McGregor's best shot at a victory will be connecting with a thundering left hand like the one that dropped Jose Aldo 13 seconds into their UFC featherweight championship fight. "There is no title involved". And for McGregor, it is about reaching to more people with his stunts like screaming at Mayweather, but it would be very hard for him to pin Mayweather down.
Mayweather, a 12-times world champion over five weight divisions who traditionally fights defensive battles, is also calling for a knockout, something he has not done since stopping Victor Ortiz almost six years ago.
"MMA is easy because they can use elbows, kicks and everything, but boxing isn't like that".
If that happens, the bout is nearly certain to become the richest fight in history and will leave Mayweather and McGregor laughing all the way to the bank. "Weight doesn't win fights, fighting wins fights".
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Saturday's bout has appalled boxing traditionalists, who have rubbished the event as a meaningless, money-grabbing, mismatch which owes more to the pantomime traditions of WWE wrestling than the noble art.
For Conor McGregor, Boston is somewhat of a home away from home. "The thing I really fear, truly fear, is that somebody's going to get really hurt in this upcoming fight".
Byrd is generally considered to be a good referee by boxing fans, and he has about as much experience as any other referee on the circuit. It's got a huge history.
The party shifted into high gear after Friday's weigh-in as thousands of fans, many wearing emerald green or wrapped in Irish flags, spilled from the arena on to the Strip for night of booze fuelled revelry that carried on into Saturday. Per the report, Mayweather is set to receive a guaranteed purse of $100 million.
'I've done a lot of this [chatting] he's done a lot of this, but tomorrow it comes down to the fighters'.
"That's the worst shape I've ever seen him", McGregor said of Mayweather.