The superfight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. continues to make noise and looks near to become a reality. “The Notorious” seems very confident that he can beat “Money” once they face each other in the boxing ring.
“I’m the boxing guy, watch me take over boxing,” McGregor said. “No one in this boxing game knows what’s coming, trust me on that one. When I step in (the boxing ring), I’m going to shock the whole goddamn world. Trust me on that. Look me in the eyes – 28 years of age. Confident as a (expletive). Long, rangy. Dangerous with every hand. Trust me. I’m going to stop Floyd. You’re all going to eat your words. The whole word is going to eat their words. I am boxing.”
After winning the lightweight belt at UFC 205, Conor McGregor decided to take a “10-month off” to await for the birth of his first child. Though he’s expected to defend his belt, McGregor claims that he will prioritize his superfight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. “The Notorious” already had his boxing license and Mayweather also expressed his intention to come out of retirement only for McGregor.
Conor McGregor plans to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September
Though both camps verbally agreed to fight, there are no official details regarding the bout. Earlier this month, Flocombat reported that T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas has put the June 10 date on hold for the mega-fight between McGregor and Mayweather. However, neither fighter didn’t confirm the report. In a recent interview, “The Notorious” revealed that he aims for a September fight date with Mayweather.
“[September] is what I’m thinking,” McGregor said. “That’s what the word is. That’s what we’re close to doing. I’ve tried to talk to Floyd. I flew to Las Vegas to have talks with Floyd and then he retired. He just doesn’t want to see me. He’s petrified. Wouldn’t you be? No one knows what to expect with me, and they shouldn’t. Because I don’t know what to expect either.”
Most people don’t see an amateur boxer like Conor McGregor beating five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. Though he’s an incredible striker, fighting in the Octagon is very different than in the boxing ring. Still, one punch can change everything.
McGregor won the featherweight and lightweight belts with his incredible knockout punch. If Mayweather underestimates McGregor, there is a chance that his clean record will be tainted with one loss.
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