PHOTO | Iconic image from the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor extravaganza captured in Toronto

July 13, 2017 1:44 pm by Russell Ess
Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor

On Wednesday, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor were in Toronto, Canada for stop number two of their press conference world tour.

On Tuesday, the two faced off for the very first time at the first stop of the tour in Los Angeles, California at the Staples Center. Even with their hyped up first face-to-face encounter, perhaps the most iconic image thus far surrounding the entire Mayweather vs McGregor madness was captured in Toronto for their second day of facing off with one another.

MMA photographer Esther Lin has been on the tour photographing the press conferences for Showtime and captured this iconic moment as Mayweather and McGregor met for the second time, at stop number two in Toronto.

While some believe that Mayweather got the better of the war of words in Los Angeles, many are claiming that McGregor stole the show in Toronto. Mayweather had a lot more crowd support in California than in Canada where the crowd was heavily favored for the UFC lightweight champion.

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Floyd Mayweather holds a perfect 49-0 professional boxing record and last fought in 2015 against Andre Berto, winning a unanimous decision. Mayweather retired from the sport after the Berto fight and recently came out of retirement for this mega money match with McGregor.

Conor McGregor holds a 0-0 professional boxing record and is set to make his pro boxing debut against the 40-year-old Mayweather, who many consider the best boxer of his generation. McGregor holds a 21-3 professional mixed martial arts record with his last fight taking place in November where he beat Eddie Alvarez to become the UFC lightweight champion and became the first and only fighter in history to be a simultaneous two-division UFC champion.

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Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will only look to up their hype game as they stop in New York and London for the rest of their world tour on Thursday and Friday.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/13/2017.


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