Floyd Mayweather Jr. has promised his blockbuster fight against Conor McGregor won’t go the distance.
The former boxing champ sounded the warning when he hosted reporters at his Las Vegas boxing club, saying he would stop the explosive UFC champion at the T Mobile Arena, Mirror writes.
Addressing the media Mayweather said:
“Expect excitement. He’s gonna talk trash, I’m gonna talk trash, there’s gonna be a lot of blood, sweat and tears.
“It’s about doing your homework. It’s not really watching fight tapes, it’s about knowing the person you’re facing across the ring from you.
“You want to know what they like to eat, what they’re doing when they’re not in camp.
“That’s called really doing your due diligence, doing your homework on your opponent.”
Casually dressed in a black T-shirt and shorts, the undefeated 40-year-old brushed off suggestions that the left-handed McGregor might cause him problems.
“Last time I checked I was undefeated, whether it was orthodox or southpaw.
“McGregor, he’s gonna come out and keep switching (stances) … but when you keep switching all you’re doing is burning energy.”
McGregor, 29, became the first UFC fighter to hold two belts simultaneously and has confidently predicted he will floor Mayweather within four rounds to dent his flawless record.
“He’s looking forward to getting out there and ending the fight early. I’m looking forward to going out there and ending the fight early. It won’t go the distance,” said Mayweather, who promised to make up for his disappointing ‘Fight of the Century’ against Manny Pacquiao
“He’s confident. They’re always confident. But it’s different when you get in there with Floyd Mayweather.”