Mayweather Security Warns McGregor Team Ahead Of Fight

Chris Eubank Jr prepares to make his exit after a training session at Mayweather Boxing Club
Chris Eubank Jr prepares to make his exit after a training session at Mayweather Boxing Club
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22 August, 2017

Floyd Mayweather's $1bn fight with Conor McGregor is now less than a week away, and the Irishman's odds continue to shorten.

The most important reason is their 12-round bout at 154 pounds will be held in a boxing ring, which is practically a second home to the unbeaten 40-year-old Mayweather, who in his 50th pro fight is seeking to break heavyweight great Rocky Marciano's 49-0 record.

Many in the boxing press have made that prediction, writing that the fight is a mismatch and McGregor doesn't stand a chance.

FS1's Colin Cowherd explained Monday that he believes there are four possible outcomes. Ward, himself a two-weight world champion, predicts a "slower" Mayweather will have to see out an early McGregor storm before controlling his way to victory. But McGregor's unique style - combined with his lack of boxing experience - could shake things up to the point where something insane happens.

"I do give McGregor a chance of winning".

However, there has been no dearth of trash talk from the McGregor, who is known for his firebrand character.

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Ali-Inoki offers many parallels to the highly lucrative Mayweather-McGregor affair. If Mayweather, who has dedicated the fight "to all black people", loses his customary cool and tries to walk into the wheelhouse of his opponent, he could get caught with an unexpected big shot and blow the fight. "Unfortunately, these guys are getting paid massive money and others are getting paid a lot less and they're a lot better fighters".

Mayweather and McGregor dominate the headlines, but there are two world titles fights on the same bill. Ticket prices are dropping quickly and the closed-circuit seats that sold out in one day for Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are available in plentiful supply from the original sellers.

"We [McGregor and team] are ready to go to put on the performance of a lifetime, of my lifetime - of my team's lifetime and we're ready to go and change the face of the fight game once again", McGregor said. I'm not the same fighter I was two years ago. If you're staying in, pre-order the fight on PPV right now, and get ready for a real show stopper.

While mixed fighting dates back to the ancient Olympics, there's a direct line to be drawn from the widely panned Ali-Inoki match to Saturday's Mayweather-McGregor event. -Conor McGregor fight week, which begins with the disappointment of thunderstorms and clouds threatening the visual of the solar eclipse to be seen here at 10:27 a.m.

'In terms of what's going to happen in the ring, I don't know and I think that's why everybody is intrigued, ' Ward told Sky Sports.


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