Floyd Mayweather has said that his fight against Conor McGregor on the 26th of August at the T-Mobile Arena will not go the distance. Mayweather, at 40-years of age, has won each of his 49 pro bouts, but has not been in the ring since September of 2015. He has come out of retirement in order to fight the Irishman –who has never entered a boxing ring in a professional capacity.
Mayweather stated that both he and the Irishman were looking forward to the fight ending early, and that he was as sure as McGregor that it would.
Mayweather Has Been Doing His Homework
The American fighter, whose last bout was a point-victory over Andre Berto, has stated that he will be doing the necessary research on McGregor, who is credited with champion status in two weight divisions in the UFC.
Mayweather has explained that this kind of homework was not simply watching recordings of the fights, but also consisted of learning as much as he could about his opponent, with details as seemingly trivial as what they most enjoyed eating, and what they did on their downtime coming into play.
Nathan Cleverly will Feature on the Undercard
Nathan Cleverly, from Britain, will feature on the undercard of the August bout, and will be trying to accomplish his first defence of this WBA light-heavyweight title against Badou Jack, from Sweden.
The favourite for the title match is Mayweather, but there are also many punters who feel McGregor does stand a chance of emerging victorious too, so boxing betting sites are providing excellent deals on odds for both fighters.
Malignaggi Claims He Made McGregor Moan
Paulie Malignaggi has said that he heard Conor McGregor cry out whenever Malignaggi landed body shots during their sparring sessions. Malignaggi also quit these sessions, saying that he felt that the Irishman’s camp had exploited him.
Malignaggi went on to say that McGregor’s ego was out of control, and that he was not, in fact, trying to become a better fighter. Malignaggi was upset after pictures of he and McGregor sparring were made public, with one in particular showing Malignaggi down on the canvas. He said that he had specifically requested that McGregor not make the shots public, but the Irishman had refused.
Mayweather to Come out of Retirement for McGregor Bout
Floyd Mayweather, with five-weight world champion titles under his belt, will be coming out of retirement in order to box against the Irishman. Malignaggi has said that he agrees with Mayweather in that he does not think it very likely that McGregor will last the full 12 rounds, especially since the latter was whimpering each time Malignaggi landed a shot.
Mayweather’s unbeaten track record and extensive experience in the ring have punters taking odds on him winning on the 26th of August, but McGregor’s brilliant career in the UFC, youth, and reach have many punters opting to back him for the biggest upset in the history of boxing.