Floyd Mayweather has warned Conor McGregor, claiming he has done his homework on the Irishman and promised the fight will not go the distance on August 26.
The boxing legend goes up against the UFC superstar in one of the most anticipated clashes at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The pair have been engaged in an ugly war-of-words during the pair’s global tour to promote the fight, but now Mayweather has revealed the fight will not go past its scheduled 12-round distance.
Speaking at a media conference at his Las Vegas Gym, Mayweather said: “Expect excitement.
“He’s gonna talk trash, I’m gonna talk trash, there’s gonna be lots of blood, sweat and tears.”
The 40-year-old who boasts an undefeated 49-fight career added: “It’s about doing your homework.
“It’s not really watching fight tapes, it’s about knowing the person you’re facing across the ring from you.
“You want to know what they like to eat, what they’re doing when they’re not in camp.
“That’s called really doing your due diligence, doing your homework on your opponent.”
McGregor has put an emphasis on his powerful left hand, suggesting it could shock the world and win him the fight if he connects on the boxing legend.
Mayweather, however, seemed unbothered by his opponent’s claims, insisting it could be McGregor’s downfall.
The boxer said: “Last time I checked, I was undefeated, whether it was orthodox or southpaw.
“McGregor, he’s gonna come out and keep switching [stances]… but when you keep switching, all you’re doing is burning energy.”
Confident Mayweather’s statements seem to contradict his own earlier comments where he suggested McGregor holds the advantage for the fight.
Floyd Mayweather said: “He’s a lot younger.
“When you look at myself and Conor McGregor on paper, he’s taller, has a longer reach, he’s a bigger man from top to bottom. He’s a lot younger, so youth is on his side.
“And I’ve been off a couple of years. And, I’m in my 40s. So if you look at everything on paper, it leans toward Conor McGregor.”
Source : EXPRESS