Floyd Mayweather Jr. has spent years hearing the criticism that he’s too defense-minded, too averse to accept the risk of punishment that others in boxing have embraced.
Yet, in what he maintains will be his farewell fight with an opportunity to close his 21-year pro career with a 50-0 record, Mayweather might be willing to give the people what they want Aug. 26 when he takes on UFC champion Conor McGregor.
“We’re going to fight him,” Mayweather assistant trainer and longtime friend Nate Jones said Thursday at Mayweather’s media day at the fighter’s gym. “We know this is something new to [McGregor], so Floyd’s going to turn the gas on early. We don’t think he can go no farther than four rounds.
“We’ll burn the gas out of him, let him see some things he’s never seen, hit him with some good body shots … I don’t want to say the whole thing.”
Mayweather, who turned 40 in February and is returning to the ring for the first time in nearly two years, played coy on the specifics.
“It comes down to the two competitors,” he said. “My dad [trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr.] may come up with a brilliant fight plan, but he can’t fight for me. I’m going to see a fighter,
Article source: http://www.latimes.com/sports/boxing/la-sp-mayweather-mcgregor-20170810-story.html
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