Conor McGregor insists he won trash-talk battle with Floyd Mayweather

LONDON — Conor McGregor insisted that he won the four-round trash-talking battle with Floyd Mayweather after enjoying a raucous 29th birthday party at the London media event on Friday.

Mayweather was drowned out by boos, while McGregor reveled in the support and reactions to his insults on the last leg of a four-stop media tour in front of a crowd of some 10,000 at the SSE Arena, Wembley.

There were no stunts or particularly memorable moments, but the crowd, much of which was Irish, still loved it.

McGregor, celebrating his 29th birthday on Friday, was the crowd favourite, and Mayweather, 40, was happy to play the villain in another foul-mouthed pantomime to promote their light-middleweight boxing contest on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

McGregor: If Floyd feels disrespect, he’s an idiot

Conor McGregor defended himself against accusations of making racist remarks earlier in the media tour to promote his fight with Floyd Mayweather.

“I smoked him in all four rounds,” McGregor told reporters afterward.

“In the first round, they set me up with no music or anything. The f— you suit I wore went viral. Toronto was a wipeout, a 10-7 round, and New York was all right, and tonight I smoked him, so it’s 4-0, or 3-1 if you want to be generous.

“I’m making history here. It will live long after I’m gone,

Article source: http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/20055575/conor-mcgregor-insists-won-battle-floyd-mayweather-ahead-megafight-aug-26

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