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Floyd Mayweather gives Conor McGregor a fighting chance

Floyd Mayweather gives Conor McGregor a fighting chance

We are just a few weeks away from Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor on August 26 in Las Vegas. I'm only starting out, he's a two-weight world champion who has featured in some huge fights.

The BIG3 League agreed to move its championship from T-Mobile Arena to the MGM Grand to accommodate the megafight.

Few believe that McGregor can beat one of the greatest boxers of all time, and there have been reports that tickets sales for the fight have been slow.

The eagerly anticipated bout is reportedly set to generate as much as $600 million, making it a lucrative payday for both men, but former super-middleweight star Froch, who hung up his gloves in 2015, feels McGregor is the man with nothing to lose.

Believe it or not, there are a handful of areas where the UFC lightweight champ bests Mayweather.

By nearly every metric, Mayweather has an insurmountable advantage over McGregor in a strictly stand-up fight.

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"I just didn't like when he called us monkeys", Mayweather said during an appearance on ESPN's SportsCenter.

Mayweather's last knockout victory was six years ago and he said: "I used to have a 90 percent knockout ratio.it's obvious I slipped somewhere". Something has taken a toll on my career ...

"I'm not the same fighter I was two years ago". He even went so far to say that McGregor staged a video of himself looking slow while training for the fight, trying to lure Mayweather into a false sense of security. "I have to go to him", Mayweather said of McGregor.

In a recent interview with ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, Mayweather said that he knew fans were disappointed with his fight against Manny Pacquiao, and vowed he would "go after" McGregor in the ring.

"It's not even a fight for Christ's sake and in three weeks' time (Oscar) de La Hoya is doing a hell of a fight, (Gennady) Golovkin-Canelo (Alvarez)", he said. "Sometimes when you learn the person, you don't have to learn how they fight".


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