Scoring the Mayweather vs. McGregor news conferences

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  • CloseESPN Senior Writer
    • 2013 BWAA Nat Fleischer Award winner for excellence in boxing journalism
    • ESPN.com boxing writer since 2005
    • Five years at USA Today
  • CloseESPN Staff Writer
    • MMA columnist for ESPN.com
    • Analyst for “MMA Live”
    • Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun

The fight is still more than one month away, but the spectacle of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is in full bloom this week.

McGregor ‘inside 4’ prediction spawns prop bet

Conor McGregor’s prediction that he’ll stop Floyd Mayweather inside of four rounds has spawned a prop bet in Las Vegas.

The two superstars are currently in the midst of a four-stop, four-day promotional tour — which will culminate Friday inside London’s Wembley Arena.

Until now, every jab and insult between the two has been over social media. This man-to-man tour is the “fight before the fight” in a sense, and some believe it will prove to be more compelling than what happens in the ring.

ESPN boxing writer Dan Rafael and his MMA counterpart Brett Okamoto are here

Article source: http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/19976140/boxing-scoring-floyd-mayweather-vs-conor-mcgregor-news-conferences

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