By Chisanga Malata, courtesy of The Daily Star
CONOR MCGREGOR goes into his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr brimming with confidence.
Twenty-nine-year-old McGregor takes on former five-weight world champion Mayweather in a mega-money boxing match in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The divisive fight, which was first mooted in May 2016, takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
McGregor, the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously, enters the bout as the huge underdog.
His underdog status is down to the fact he will face Mayweather having never boxed professionally, a fact which has led many to completely write off his chances of winning ‘The Money Fight’.
Despite having no boxing experience to his name, McGregor, who is no stranger to being written off, is confident of turning the boxing world on its head by becoming the first man to defeat Mayweather, who has seen off all 49 of his professional opponents.
Not only does McGregor believe he can defy the odds and humble Mayweather, he reckons he’ll do so by KO’ing him.
In McGregor’s eyes, Mayweather doesn’t have the frame the to withstand his trademark left hand, which has helped him stop 18 of his 23 career opponents.
The fourth round is when ‘The Notorious’ plans on shocking the world, and he believes he can do with one solid shot to the temple.
“I believe a wrap around the temple will be enough,” the UFC lightweight champion told Starsport. “I think he’ll catch a shot right around here or here (touches side of head) and he’ll hit the deck.”
Mayweather will no doubt use his traditional tactic of keeping his hands close to his head throughout the fight to avoid suffering an embarrassing defeat.
McGregor is well aware of the Michigan native’s defensive tactic and is confident he’ll be able to wobble him through his gloves.
He added: “He can probably have his gloves up as well, it does not matter. He’s too small and my shots break the guard.”