In just over a month, all eyes in the sports world will be focused on a pay-per-view boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.
The two men finally square off on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, after months of social media trolling and verbal sparring.
While the lead up to the fight has been great, however, no one really expects it to be too competitive when McGregor makes his pro boxing debut against one of the greatest defensive boxers of all-time who holds a 49-0 record.
You can add Mayweather’s trainer and father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., to the list of people giving McGregor no shot.
In a recent interview with Helen Yee of NBC Sports Radio, Floyd Sr. predictably stated McGregor is going to get his “a** whooped.”
The full comments can be seen below:
“Floyd’s gonna definitely put something on Conor McGregor. I’ve got a few presents for Conor McGregor. I’ve got a few things that I want to hand him. There are a few things that I want to do, and things that Floyd can do. We’re going to be able to touch him up real good.”
“Let me tell you something, even if it goes the distance, (Floyd) is going to whoop his ass. That’s what’s going to happen. Anyway he wants to do it, (McGregor) is gonna get whooped. Ain’t nobody gonna say I’m wrong because they know he’s going to get whooped anyway.”
If Floyd stops him or not, it doesn’t make a difference for me. As long as Floyd beats the hell out of him. And that’s what I believe is gonna happen,” “I think that there aren’t too many other things he can do to stop Floyd from doing what he does. Because what Floyd does, he does very good, very well.”
“You can believe one thing, y’all gonna see something new in this fight. You’re going to see something that he hasn’t showed you yet. When he shows it, then y’all will know it.”
A world tour featuring the two combat sports stars is expected to kickoff later this month at Wembley Stadium in London. It’s going to be exciting to see what happens when the two men finally come face to face.