We are now just over two weeks away from what could be the biggest fight in combat sports history.
On August 26, live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will make his boxing debut against undefeated legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
The first of two media days for the highly anticipated event took place earlier this evening with Floyd Mayweather taking center stage to promote his return to the squared circle.
Mayweather touched on a number of different topics including Conor McGregor’s recent feud with former boxing champion Paul Malignaggi.
In addition to that, “Money” also claims to have learned Conor McGregor’s gameplan for their August 26 super-fight.
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“Well even like right now, I know how much Conor McGregor is down to (in weight),” stated Mayweather at the 6:30 mark of the interview. “He was a little bit heavy but he’s at 160 (pounds) now. So he is down. Yea, I know what is going on.”
Mayweather was asked if he had spoken to Showtime’s Paul Malignaggi, who was hired by Team McGregor for sparring purposes but ended up leaving the Irish stars camp in disgust after photos from their sessions were leaked on the internet.
“I don’t have to worry about speaking to Paulie. One thing about Paulie, I commend Paulie for going to the camp and trying to help Conor. Of course, trying to help him step his game up and get to that next level. That’s what this is about. You know giving him (Conor) that extra boost. I’m glad Paulie went to camp to help McGregor. I think Paulie was, well for the tools that he had, he wasn’t a very heavy puncher. But to become a two-time world champion, he (Malignaggi) had to be a hell of a fighter.”
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