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Mayweather Sr. Worried, Would Advise Floyd To Avoid McGregor

By Edward Chaykovsky

Last month, former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) turned 40 years old.

The one-time pound-for-pound king retired from the sport in September 2015, after winning an easy twelve round decision over Andre Berto.

Despite his retirement, Mayweather continues to call for a cross-sports boxing match with UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

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Floyd's father and head trainer, Floyd Mayweather Sr., has been very vocal in the past on the subject of a fight with McGregor.

While his son continues to hype the potential clash as a competitive fight, Mayweather Sr. - like most people - predicts a complete wipeout.

The elder Mayweather has been thinking things over as of late, and he thinks the fight with McGregor might be a risky proposition.  

A few weeks back, veteran trainer and boxing analyst Teddy Atlas made a prediction that McGregor - at some point during the fight - would violate the traditional rules of boxing and attack Mayweather with MMA moves - like elbows, a submission move or a knee to the face.   

Mayweather Sr. is starting to agree with Atlas. He also believes that McGregor may get frustrated during the contest and resort to an illegal tactic.

He believes his son doesn't need to take these kinds of risks at 40.

"When his age comes, he’s just got one thing he has to do, you have to deal with your age. He’s still talking about fighting, which I don’t think is a bad thing if he was fighting Conor McGregor. I think he’s quite a bit young too, Floyd’s over a decade older than him," Mayweather Sr. told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.

"You can’t be safe if you’re taking chances. I think he doesn’t need to be taking chances with nobody. If I was him, I may not do it with Conor McGregor. You never know what people may do, he may throw an elbow, he might throw a knee. You just don’t know with him.

"I’ve been thinking about this situation because I don’t think this is something that Floyd should attack right now, I don’t think he needs that right now."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Luilun on 03-09-2017

[QUOTE=Mirko Troll Cop;17484965]imagine running into a wall head first! but instead of a wall being stationary or flat, instead it's a glove used by a menacing counter puncher who's about to time it walking back ala great precision. steroids doesn't…

Comment by Leftover40oz on 03-09-2017

McGregor mayweather marketing strategy: Conor talks **** Mayweather talks **** Fight rumous? Contract discussions Spice up fight by making it seem like mcgregor has evil leprechaun tricks up his sleeve and is gonna do illegal hits Sign contract Advertise like…

Comment by Boxing Goat on 03-09-2017

Stfu nobody is buying that bs. You said that you would ko Connor a few months ago. Fans with intelligence know this is a wipeout.

Comment by deathofaclown on 03-08-2017

Just put a clause in his contract that if he throws elbows or a knee (which he could out of frustration), he doesn't get his purse.

Comment by revelated on 03-08-2017

Just because of how hilarious it sounds, I want to see it. Remember, TBE is a guy who didn't even flinch when Tyson ran up on him. But to see McGregor get totally frustrated and pull a Stiverne? [IMG]https://media.giphy.com/media/goygBv7P8RvfG/giphy.gif[/IMG] HI-larious.…

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