Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Mayweather: I Won't Be Cautious, Fans Deserve a Blockbuster

By George Mills, courtesy of The Daily Star

THE countdown is on until what is expected to become the biggest event in combat sports history when Floyd Mayweather fights Conor McGregor in a bad blood showdown.

It will be the final fight in “Money” Mayweather’s storied career during which he has remained unbeaten after 49 professional fights.

A win against McGregor would see him surpass legendary heavyweight Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 unbeaten record – and with bookmakers pricing him at 1/4 on against the Irishman, he is heavily fancied to do it.

floyd-mayweather (32)

But the Michigan native admitted the fight could play out differently than expected, with mixed martial arts star McGregor’s unique style capable of causing problems.

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show last night, the 40-year-old promised to come out all guns blazing against The Notorious.

“He [McGregor] is gonna land shots because, with this fight, I’m going straight ahead,” he said.

“Normally I’m about taking my time being very cautious, but this time I’m going straight ahead. The fans deserve it.”

“It's going to be bigger than the Pacquiao fight. I feel like I owe the fans seeing as me and Pacquiao didn't give the fans a blockbuster. Me and McGregor should give the fans a blockbuster.”

There are 10 days remaining until the pair finally come to blows at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas – and bookies believe the bout is well on course to surpass Mayweather/McGregor as the biggest fight in sporting history.

Betfair spokesperson Katie Baylis said: “With just over a week to go, we’ve seen nearly £14m bet on the outcome of the fight alone, making it by far our biggest ever boxing event of all time.

“We expect the next week and especially the days leading into the fight to see an unprecedented amount of bets and money staked.”

McGregor, 28, is currently priced at 4/1 to cause the upset of the century, with an unlikely draw offered at 84/1.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by VERSION1 (V1) on 08-17-2017

[QUOTE=WesternChamp;17956337]again, you choose what you want, its cool. i see the pattern here.[/QUOTE] please explain what did I chose to believe about something Floyd said

Comment by WesternChamp on 08-17-2017

[QUOTE=VERSION1 (V1);17956331]again not all of his fans are like that just like all pac fans are like spoon or all GGG fans are like maxi[/QUOTE] again, you choose what you want, its cool. i see the pattern here.

Comment by VERSION1 (V1) on 08-17-2017

[QUOTE=WesternChamp;17954877]i guess you pick and choose what you want then? because when floyd bs about some thing you wanna hear about, yall eat that up![/QUOTE] again not all of his fans are like that just like all pac fans are…

Comment by ironmt on 08-17-2017

“Normally I’m about taking my time being very cautious, but this time I’m going straight ahead. The fans deserve it.” This Isn't about giving back to the fans. The only reason Floyd Is willing to go straight ahead, for the…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 08-17-2017

So we see Floydie's new career is 'wannabe comedian'. Actually it could happen. He could have the NSAC so heavily paid off he'll be juiced to the gills and a freight train wouldn't knock his azzout. LOL!!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (51)
Top Headlines Hearn on Jacobs' Options: Golovkin II, Canelo, Lemieux, Saunders Roy Jones: Andre Ward's Place in Boxing History is Near The Top Daniel Jacobs Confident: I See Myself Stopping Canelo! Photos: Jermell Charlo Grinds in Camp For Erickson Lubin Photos: Wlodarczyk Putting in Hard Work For Murat Gassiev Liam Smith: When Williams Feels He's Come Unstuck - He'll Quit! Joseph Parker's Coach: Anthony Joshua's Style is Perfect For Us! Sandor Martin Promises To Take Down Anthony Yigit Golovkin's Promoter: Mayweather Knew What GGG Does To Him Tommy Langford Vows To Bounce Back From First Career Defeat Mayweather, Klitschko, Ward, Jones Create 2022 HOF Debate Rigondeaux's Coach: Now Lomachenko Can Prove His True Worth! Beterbiev vs. Koelling: Vacant IBF Title Likely To Be at Stake Video: Jim Lampley Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Andre Ward, More Video: Roy Jones Jr. Discusses The Retirement of Andre Ward Linares: The Draw Was Best Decision For Canelo vs. Golovkin Joseph Parker May Defend in Japan, Against Kyotaro Fujimoto? Campbell Reveals His Father Passed in Lead-Up To Linares Bout Daniel Jacobs Clarifies Role of Al Haymon in Eddie Hearn Union Nico Hernandez, Tramaine Williams, Zhilei Zhang Get Big Wins Parker: I Can Bring Out The Weaknesses in Anthony Joshua! Jack Culcay To Make U.S. Debut on Gassiev vs. Wlodarczyk Fury Camp Believe 'Dark Forces' Are Root Cause of Parker Scores Wilberth Lopez Shocks Jose Roman, Ends His Win Streak Frampton: Frank Warren Deal is Best Chance To Get Massive Fights Rakhim Chakhkiev, 34, Announces Retirement From Boxing Photos: Yunier Dorticos Crushes Dmitry Kudryashov in Two Photos: Jorge Linares Drops, Beats a Very Game Luke Campbell Hearn Reveals Big Plans For U.S. Market, Being a Force on HBO HBO's Lampley Explains: Golovkin is Slipping, He's Deteriorating Photos: Joseph Parker Retains, Majority Nod Over Hughie Fury Jorge Linares: I Would Like To Fight Mikey Garcia Next! Kautondokwa Ready To Send Saunders To Sleep in December Video: Eddie Hearn on Signing Daniel Jacobs, Expanding To U.S. Luke Campbell: I Outclassed Linares, I Landed The Clean Shots! Golden Boy Prez: Canelo-GGG II in Talks, Could Happen in May Video: Daniel Jacobs Discusses HBO Deal, Canelo-Golovkin Daniel Jacobs vs. Luis Arias, Jarrell Miller vs. TBA on November 11 Dorticos: Once I Landed, I Knew it Was Over - I Want Gassiev! Jorge Linares Drops Luke Campbell, Wins Split Decision
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement