Floyd Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) is returning to the boxing ring to take on UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor (0-0, 0 KOs) in a lucrative, titanic pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. There are no world championships on the line; this is MMA’s biggest attraction taking on boxing’s biggest attraction in a cross-sport super showdown.
Mayweather is, of course, coming out of retirement for the McGregor fight. He’d called it a career after defeating Andre Berto in September 2015, but later walked it back specifically to take on McGregor.
Speaking to media following the first of a four-leg “World Tour” press conference to promote the fight, Floyd insisted that this time he’s really done with competing after August 26th.
“I’m not the same fighter I was 21 years ago,” Mayweather said (quotes via MMA Fighting). “I’m not the same fighter I was 10 years ago. I’m not even the same fighter I was two years ago. I understand that but I have that fighter’s mentality. But this will – I spoke to Al [Haymon, Mayweather’s manager]. Today we had a meeting and I can’t push my body [anymore]. It’s grueling. Training camp is grueling. I can’t do it anymore. It’s rough. Training camp is rough. I’m just going to the gym, working hard everyday and it’s rough. This
Article source: https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/7/12/15959518/floyd-mayweather-conor-mcgregor-fight-is-his-last-i-cant-push-my-body-anymore-boxing-news
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