Published: Wed, August 23, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Mayweather v McGregor: all you need to know

Mayweather v McGregor: all you need to know

'Me, Oscar De La Hoya, Canelo Alverez - none of us can hit Mayweather, but Conor McGregor thinks he can?' It's going to be a one-sided [fight, with] Floyd carrying him for as long as he possibly can.

In order to not disappoint the fans, who are well aware of the millions the two fighters will be paid, no matter the result, the fight on Saturday needs to be competitive and/or dramatic. He isn't to trade and start boxing on the inside, he's never done that and I don't know why people think he is going to start doing that now.

For what it's worth, Mayweather said that even if McGregor doesn't make weight that they're still going to fight, so there seems to be little concern about that.

"Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato will sing the National Anthem prior to the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor main event Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas", the press release read.

Mayweather (49-0) has not fought in almost two years but is a heavy favourite to surpass Rocky Marciano's record in the Las Vegas bout, which purists have dismissed as an exhibition.

The comments come after Mayweather was filmed eating a meal from Burger King and joking about "keeping his weight up".

Floyd Mayweather Jr. just days away, the Irishman's feud with another boxer continues to steal the headlines away from the bout being dubbed the biggest in combat sports history. "We're Las Vegas so we have over 4,000 special events that we participate in as a police department", Sheriff Lombardo.

One of the more advertised fights on the calendar at the moment is almost upon us.

McGregor has been predicting that he would knock Mayweather out in the second round, but he is now suggesting he could get the job done even quicker. "If I had to pick one thing, it was that his defence wasn't brilliant", he said. "I will go out there and give the fans what they want to see".

"I like the move from five- to three-minute rounds", McGregor said.

"I'd like to see McGregor win".

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