Mayweather Sr: Floyd Will ‘Beat the Hell Out Of’ McGregor
On August 26th, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be making his return to boxing after a two-year retirement. At 40 years of age, he will be aiming to improve to a 50-0 record when he meets Conor McGregor, who is 11 years younger, and in the prime of his career.
Mayweather had already done enough to solidify himself as “The Best Ever”, the greatest boxer of his era, at the very least. But according his father and long-time mentor Floyd Sr., fans will still get to see something new from the former pound-for-pound king of boxing.
“You can believe one thing: You all are going to see something in this fight right here that he ain’t showed you yet, and then when he shows it, you all will know it,” the elder Mayweather told Helen Yee of Eyes on the Game. “I’ve got a few presents for Conor McGregor. I’ve got a few things that I can hand him and do, and Floyd can do, and we’re gonna be able to touch him up real good.”
Whether the fight ends via stoppage or decision, fans have predicted a lopsided performance, heavily in favor of Mayweather. But for Floyd Sr., the important thing is that his son gets to lay a beating on the brash-talking Irishman.
“If Floyd stops him or not, it doesn’t make a difference for me. As long as Floyd beats the hell out of him. And that’s what I believe is gonna happen,” Mayweather Sr. said. “I think that there aren’t too many other things he can do to stop Floyd from doing what he does. Because what Floyd does, he does very good, very well.”
Floyd Sr. is confident enough about his son’s dominance, and predicts that McGregor will not be his old self once the fight is over.
“Conor McGregor won’t be able to spell anything (after the fight).”
Mayweather vs. McGregor will be a 12-rounder at 154 pounds, and will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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