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McGregor: I'll be a god of boxing

12 August 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 12/08/17 7:57am

Conor McGregor vows to emerge from Floyd Mayweather bout as a god of boxing

Conor McGregor vows to emerge from Floyd Mayweather bout as a god of boxing

Conor McGregor has said he will be a “god of boxing” after his fight with Floyd Mayweather.

The Irish MMA star will participate in his first professional boxing contest on August 26, live on when he tries to end Mayweather’s 49-fight unbeaten record.

Conor McGregor says he will knock Floyd Mayweather out early on in their fight

Given McGregor’s lack of experience and Mayweather’s reputation as one of the finest pound-for-pound fighters in history, many observers are predicting a mismatch at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

But McGregor, a two-weight UFC champion who has previously claimed he would beat Mayweather inside four rounds, remains confident he can shock the world.

“I have a game plan and I will execute it perfectly, like always,” he said at a media workout in Las Vegas. “I have been boxing my whole life so this is not a new experience for me.

“I will rule over MMA and boxing with an iron fist after August 26. The critics say that Floyd has been there before. They discredit my training, my skills, my accomplishments.

McGregor insists he is no stranger to boxing

McGregor insists he is no stranger to boxing

McGregor insists he is no stranger to boxing

“This isn’t new to me though, just like boxing isn’t new to me. I am no stranger to being the underdog on paper. I am a seasoned veteran and I am confident that I am the better man.

“After Saturday, August 26, I will be a god of boxing.”

Floyd Mayweather insists his fight with Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on August 26 will not go the distance

Mayweather has seen off Ricky Hatton, Manny Pacquiao and Oscar De La Hoya during his professional boxing career and is aiming to surpass Rocky Marciano’s record and move to 50-0.

But McGregor believes he can end the 40-year-old’s flawless record in “the biggest fight of all time”.

He said: “The story of the fight will be waiting to see who takes a step back first. We all know Floyd is a great defensive boxer and he isn’t going to keep coming forward like he says. If he does, it’s going to be a quick night for me.

McGregor hopes his physical superiority will be a telling factor against Mayweather

McGregor hopes his physical superiority will be a telling factor against Mayweather

McGregor hopes his physical superiority will be a telling factor against Mayweather

“This camp has been amazing. I’m getting better by the day, more alert, quicker.

“My weight is at a good place but I’m going to be a much bigger man than Floyd when we step in the ring for the fight and I think that makes a difference.

“It means the world to have fans travelling from Ireland and all over the world for this fight. This is the biggest fight of all time and we owe them a hell of a show.”

Watch Mayweather vs McGregor, from the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, from midnight August 26, live on Sky Sports Box Office. .


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