With an interview with ESPN First Take host Stephen A. Smith, Floyd Mayweather admits that at 40 years old he may have lost a step.
“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,”
Is this Mayweather in an attempt to convince fans that the UFC star has a chance, or is this Mayweather admitting that he’s not what he once was? Mayweather, known for hyperbole and showmanship, may be trying to develop another storyline for this mega-fight that has been rife with controversy.
And while the undefeated fighter believes that he is still the best ever, he feels that his defensive strategy may have to change to give the fans a fight to remember.
“This can’t be a defensive fight. I have to go to him… I owe the public because of the Pacquiao fight. They weren’t pleased with that. They’re gonna be pleased with this fight here.”
In an update, FOX Sports 1’s Kristine Leahy has sources saying that the 40 year old Mayweather has not looked good during sparring sessions.
“Floyd, right now, looks terrible, but he’ll still beat Conor, but he doesn’t look good,”
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