Mayweather Looking Forward To McGregor Fight


Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are to meet in a highly anticipated cross-over boxing fight in August.

Mayweather did post on Twitter also when the fight was made official but hasn't actually said anything personally himself until Saturday when he was interviewed on the All Eyez on Me Red Carpet.

"When you have a Muay Thai fighter in Thailand, they make their career and then they jump into global boxing and many have been very successful", he added.

The trash-talking between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor has fantastically escalated - and will probably get more intense - leading up to their much-anticipated fight set for August 26 in Las Vegas.

However, Mayweather has insisted that he took the fight because people around the world had demanded it. He's very happy. I'm very happy, and I can't wait.

McGregor has never had a professional boxing fight in his career while Mayweather is regarded as the greatest defensive fighter to ever lace gloves.

McGregor captioned the images'call me daddy today referencing him training on Father's Day
McGregor captioned the images'call me daddy today referencing him training on Father's Day

"You're supposed to stand behind your man. Stand behind the fighter that you believe in", Mayweather said about McGregor's supporters.

Former world champion Ricky Hatton has first-hand experience of fighting Mayweather after he was stopped by the American in the 10th round during their world welterweight bout in Las Vegas in 2007. "I'm a fan of McGregor - he's got character, he's exciting, entertaining, value for money". I think it could be a 12-round onslaught, to be honest with you.

The biggest fight purse McGregor has taken home from a UFC fight is the reported $3 million he pocketed from UFC 205.

He added: "I'm not against sanctioning it for something like the Diamond title". Every battle sport always starts with your hands, but they are two totally different sports.

Tickets for the mega fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are already on sale, with a ring side view on offer at nearly $100,000 a seat.