‘My opponent is always confident, but it’s different being in there with Floyd Mayweather’
Floyd “Money” Mayweather continues to prepare ahead of his highly anticipated matchup against UFC champion Conor McGregor on Saturday, Aug. 26 in the headlining attraction of a SHOWTIME PPV event from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The 40 year-old takes on MMA’s biggest star in a bid to prove who the top fighter in the world is in the most lucrative encounter of all time.
A cautious Mayweather gave his assessment ahead of the fight in just under two weeks’ time.
“On paper we know he’s taller and has a long reach. He has youth on his side. People say that he has power on his side. I know that ring IQ and experience are in my favor. I have the fight knowledge on my side. We both have advantages,” he pointed out.
“I know he’s going to come out and try to switch stances. He’ll come out southpaw then go the other way. But all that does is burn energy. Then I’m going to give him a look and give him some knowledge, and we’ll see what happens.
“Conor feels it’s not going to go past four rounds and I don’t think it’s going the distance. We’re both confident in our skills and we’ll see who gets it done.
“My opponent is always confident, but it’s different being in there with Floyd Mayweather. They realize that this is real. But for me, it’s just another day. That’s the mentality that has allowed me to stay undefeated.”
On his promotional career, which will continue after the McGregor fight, Mayweather added: “It’s been great to be in a position as a promoter to give knowledge to young fighters.
“It’s one of my ultimate goals to take a young fighter and make them a household name. I want to take fighters to the next level.”
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is a 12-round super welterweight matchup that pits the legendary boxer Mayweather against the all-time MMA great McGregor in the main event of an unprecedented four-fight pay-per-view boxing event.
Mayweather vs. McGregor takes place on Saturday, August 26 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event is produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV and promoted by Mayweather Promotions.