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McGregor: I Whooped One Face of Boxing, Now I'll Whoop Another

Conor McGregor predicted he will knock out Floyd Mayweather inside one round as the pair faced the media at their Grand Arrivals event in Las Vegas.

McGregor, 29, will make his professional boxing debut against the former five-weight world champion at the T-Mobile Arena.

The UFC lightweight champion previously predicted Mayweather would be stopped inside two rounds but revised that on Tuesday, saying he believes he can win inside the opening three minutes.

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"I am calm and cold - the same way I am before every contest. I am ready to get in and do the business. I am fit, I am sharp and I am going to be ruthless in there," McGregor said.

"I believe he will be unconscious inside one round.

"It's just another day for me - another day, another fight. I have already whooped one of the faces of boxing [in Paulie Malignaggi]. I am going to whoop another on August 26."

McGregor was greeted warmly by the fans in attendance with many Irish tricolour flags visible.

"Over the course of this next week, Las Vegas is Ireland," McGregor said. "We run Las Vegas so we are going to go and have fun with it.

"The Irish come to support me and you can't beat the Irish fans so we are here to take over this whole city."

Mayweather is also predicting a knockout victory and he promised his fans will be far happier after Saturday's event than they were after his drab victory over Manny Pacquiao.

"I told you guys before that this fight wouldn't go the distance," Mayweather said. "If you are going to bet, bet it won't go.

"The game plan is to be aggressive. I'm pretty sure his game plan is to be aggressive. So let's go out there and give the fans what they want to see.

"The fans want to see blood, sweat and tears and that is what they are going to see on Saturday night.

"I owe the fans for the Pacquiao fight. I will go out there and give the fans what they want to see."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ..David.. on 08-24-2017

Malignaggi got to be super happy being called "a face of boxing" for once in his career 😂

Comment by RedZmaja on 08-24-2017

[QUOTE=Scopedog;17974553]Ah yes, the faces of boxing Muhammad Ali... Mike Tyson... Sugar Ray Leonard... Paulie Malignaggi...[/QUOTE] You forgot Amir Khan.

Comment by koolkc107 on 08-24-2017

The trash talk isn't for us. It isn't for any decently knowledgeable boxing fan or mma fan for that matter. And good fan of either sport knows what is going to happen Saturday. The same way any good fan of…

Comment by bigdunny1 on 08-24-2017

Face of boxing? Even if you whooped Paulie which is debatable with the clown show with editing footage and he said she said but even if we give you that Paulie is a retired clown himself who got blasted his…

Comment by champion4ever on 08-24-2017

All of a sudden, the light hitting, retired, shop worned and feather fisted Paulie Malignaggi is the face of boxing now? Man, I must admit that I've heard a lot of crazy things in my life but if that is…

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