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Floyd Mayweather Has His Outfit Picked Out for the McGregor Fight
September 26 2017, 03:49 | Sammy Rose
The hype is nearly over for the supposed fight of the century
Ahead of this weekend's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua has made his prediction. They did both manage to get in a few final words, though.
Then why is there so much interest in the fight, if so many people believe it's just a circus?
McGregor, 29, last week insisted he was in peak condition following a gruelling training camp that had taken him to "hell and back" and left him primed to face either a long or short fight. People are expected to buy the fight in record numbers, with many sharing the cost of the telecast with friends and family they invite over.
Mayweather claims that no matter what happens in the ring on Saturday's he's going to walk away from competition for good and ride off peacefully into retirement.
McGregor's total lack of boxing experience has proved a bone of contention for many in the build-up to the fight, but Joshua said he would enjoy taking on an MMA fighter, albeit with conditions.
"I believe one or two rounds, with 8-ounce gloves I don't see him surviving", McGregor said.
Floyd Mayweather: I'll bet on myself to beat Conor McGregor, 'most likely' biggest ever
"I've taken this very seriously, taken the rules very seriously and I will go out and perform".
Mayweather could add another $200 million to his career earnings depending on pay-per-view sales while McGregor, who only four years ago was a struggling former plumber's apprentice living on welfare, could collect $100 million. I will knock this old man down. Obviously his fight was meant to do take attention away from real boxing, from the biggest fight that boxing could have in recent years. One estimate says the sportsbooks in Vegas would lose $48 million collectively if Mayweather loses. That he moved his fight in front of the other one, potentially drawing eyeballs and revenue his way, was not an accident. Adding fuel to the fire, Mayweather even tweeted a fake poster in jest that read "Mayweather Conor Live on Pay-Per-View" early a year ago.
Mayweather agrees that a knockout is on the cards in the early hours of Sunday. "Boxing is supposed to be a gentleman's sport, you know", he says.
"What we did differently is we didn't train every day", Jones revealed.
"That's why they want to see it", said Mayweather Sr. "He always shows his winning bets but never his losers".
Furthermore, during fight night Kambi will trade a wide variety of markets in-play, including a range of instant betting offers, which enable customers to place a bet and have it settled within a 60-second window.