As an undefeated pro boxer with over 20 years of experience traveling the world and fighting the best boxing had to offer, Floyd Mayweather brings a healthy amount of perspective to the long-rumored and all-but-signed fight against UFC champ Conor McGregor.
Mayweather is 40 years old now, he’s been away from the fight game for a few years, and someone as close to that world as Mayweather knows that time defeats all men, and you have to respect your opponent, even if they’ve never stepped foot in a boxing ring. Mayweather knows McGregor has devastating power in his hands, and there’s absolutely a chance he could lose the fight.
“I can’t sit right here and knock Conor McGregor. I’m not here to knock a guy who is the second-biggest name in MMA, so I’m not gonna knock Conor McGregor. It’s obvious he’s done something right thus far to get to the point that he’s at.
I’ve been off for a couple years, and I’m 40 years old now. So, I’m a lot older and he’s still in his 20s. I’m in my 40s now. That can play a major key, I don’t know and he’s a heavy-hitter.
He’s a fighter. Conor McGregor, every time he goes out there and defeats fighters, he’s standing up. He’s in a boxing position. When he did get defeated, he was on the ground. It’s clear he’s a better stand up fighter than grappler.
Anything can happen in the sport of boxing.”
Is this honesty, or is it a calculated move that hypes the fight further? Mayweather knows how to promote…