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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.

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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!!

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