With the anticipated fight weeks away, we take an in-depth look at both fighters prior to the fight. Floyd Mayweather looking to protect his unblemished record and capture his 50th win and Connor McGregor, stepping into the boxing ring for the first time and challenging the greatest fighter of our era.
The pre-fight build up has been entertaining to say the least, from the MayMacTour to the All Access programming, there already has been a lot of trash talk, drama, sparring controversy and a lot of animosity.
We start our build up with some of the best quotes from both fighters:
‘We knew I was the A side, that’s why this bitch had to come to the boxing ring.
“He looks good for a 7 figure fighter, he looks good for a 8 figure fighter but mother fucker I’m a 9 figure fighter.”
“You name them and I beat ‘em.”
“If you want 8oz gloves we put 8oz gloves on you want 4oz gloves we put 4 oz gloves on.”
“You’re going out on your face or you’re going out on your back.”
“He is fucked, there’s no other way about it.”
“I’m going to knock him out inside four rounds, mark my words.”
“He will be unconscious inside four rounds.”
“If this was a true fight it wouldn’t even take one round.”
“I don’t fear (Floyd Mayweather) I don’t fear his limited set of rules.”
“We’re not just here to take part….we’re here to take over.”
“Somebody’s ‘0’ has got to go.”
Everybody in the boxing circle still favors Mayweather by a landslide especially after recent clips on social media showcasing McGregor’s boxing skill and training regime aired. This fight still brings an interesting perspective to the table…McGregor has an unorthodox style, could this be the key to beating Mayweather and ruffle his feathers? Say what you want about McGregor and his boxing style and technique, but he looks ready and in great prime shape.
The All Access shows have been portraying more of McGregor’s training than Mayweather this time around – could it be to help build the fight up and get fans thinking that this guy has an actual chance or is he really the chosen one to make it 49-1?
Check back on eightcount.tv for all the pre-fight analysis and commentary leading up to this event.