Floyd Mayweather Jr. might have a reputation for being a points fighter, but ‘The Best Ever’ is looking to make a statement against Conor McGregor in two week’s time.
Mayweather’s last stoppage came in 2011 against Victor Ortiz, dropping the former WBC welterweight champion with a controversial pot shot in the 4th round. Before that, ‘Money’ knocked out British fan favorite Ricky Hatton in brutal fashion at the MGM Grand, finishing ‘Hitman’ in the 10th round.
Speaking to the press at a recent media scrum, Mayweather told reporters that he expects to finish ‘The Notorious’ inside 12 rounds. McGregor, he says, would treat it as a personal victory if he went the distance.
“It is a victory for him,” Mayweather during Thursday’s open media workout, per MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi. “If he goes the distance, it’s a victory for him. In my eyes, also.
“He believes it’s not gonna go past four, and I believe that it’s not gonna go the distance at all. He feels one way, I feel another way. We’re both confident in our skills. We’ll just have to see.”
The mega-fight has been billed as the biggest event in combat sports history, and Mayweather plans to put on a show for the fans at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
“When it’s something of this magnitude, this is not just a fight,” he said. “This is an event. This is a billion-dollar fight, it’s an event. I think we both owe the fans as well as the public, everyone that’s tuning in, I think that we both should give them excitement.”
The blockbuster fight takes place later this month, August 26, at the T-Mobile Arena in the fight capital of Las Vegas.
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