We are nearly two weeks away from what could set the record for the richest fight in combat sports history as superstars Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are set to meet in the boxing ring on August 26.
On Thursday, Mayweather put on an open workout for the media where he showed some of his “hard work” and “dedication” in the gym.
Mayweather also spoke with the media on Thursday and said that he already knows what McGregor’s game plan will be when they step in the ring.
“He’s going to come out, and he’s going to keep switching. He’s going to keep switching,” Mayweather said (transcribed by MMA Junkie). “I know what he’s going to do. I already know – come out southpaw, then he’s going to switch the other way. He’s going to keep switching. When you keep switching all you do is burning energy. … As you keep switching, keep switching, you’re burning too much energy.”
While Mayweather is favored to win the fight, many are still betting on the UFC lightweight champion to shock the boxing world. “Money” recently gave a rundown of McGregor’s advantages he has in their fight. Even though many are betting McGregor will upset him and tarnish his undefeated record, Floyd honestly stated that he would never take any fight he thought he could lose.
“What I’m saying is this: On paper, we know he’s taller,” Floyd Mayweather said. “We know he has a longer reach. We know youth is on his side, OK? And I guess everybody is saying power is on his side. But I’m saying IQ is on my side, experience is on my side, and I think just fighting knowledge is on my side.
“So, I never said that I feel I’m going to lose. I’m never going to get involved in anything if I think I’m going to take a loss. … I’m going to tell the people what I truly believe and what it is on paper.”
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/11/2017.