Floyd Mayweather Makes a Shocking Revelation About Conor McGregor Fight

Published 02/14/2020, 8:36 AM EST


In one of the biggest fights in the history of combat sports, Floyd Mayweather squared off against Conor McGregor in a boxing ring. At the time Conor was the UFC two-division champion and was considered one of the most elite strikers in the business.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 26: (L-R) Floyd Mayweather Jr. throws a punch at Conor McGregor during their super welterweight boxing match on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Even though a mixed martial artist beating Floyd Mayweather in a boxing fight seems impossible McGregor made the fans believe that he would knock Mayweather out. However, the boxing pundits did not give him a chance against arguably the greatest boxer of this generation.

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However, the fight was a lot different than anybody would have ever imagined. ‘The Notorious’ had a lot of success in the early rounds. At certain moments, his combinations even got the fans excited as they started believing in McGregor’s words more and more.

It is not to be forgotten that the fight was stopped many times by the referee because of the illegal shots thrown by the Irishman. However, McGregor landed a fair amount of punches on Mayweather.

 

Floyd Mayweather looks back at his training camp for Conor McGregor fight

There was a narrative that Floyd Mayweather wanted to put on a show for the fans and hence did not finish the fight early. Many also speculated that Mayweather did not even have a training camp for the fight with Conor McGregor. Turns out it’s true as Mayweather reveals he did enough to show up on fight night in shape but not more than that. Mayweather said:

“All I did was do pushups and situps(for Conor fight). That’s all I did. Pushups and situps, box a few times, hit the bag a few times. Because, actually, the training camp was in different places.”

Mayweather claims that he took the fight seriously, but he wanted to put on a show for the fans rather than finishing the fight early.

“I would do a training camp in Vegas a few days. Sometimes I wouldn’t go to the gym for a week. I took it serious. Like I said before, I wanted to have some fun in the fight. I wanted to entertain the people.” continued Mayweather.

Floyd Mayweather’s going the same route for the Logan Paul fight

Since his victory over McGregor, the legendary boxer has turned his attention to fighting lucrative exhibition fights. He took on Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on December 31, 2018. In a more bizarre turn of events, he agreed to a fight against Logan Paul.

Paul is a YouTuber turned professional boxer who called out Mayweather for a fight. Despite the internet sensation having no professional combat sport background, Mayweather took up the offer. They booked the fight for February 20; however, they had to then push it forward.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during the official weigh-in for his bout against Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighters will meet in a WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight on September 14 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

While Logan has been training for the fight, Mayweather seems to have taken the same approach he took for McGregor. He has not started camp, nor has he started boxing regularly. However, he has maintained the minimum level of fitness required to compete.

Do you think Floyd Mayweather can win these exhibitions without even training?

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READ: OPINION: Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul and Ben Askren vs Jake Paul Is Not Helping Boxing

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