Floyd Mayweather's been a long time coming for Conor McGregor

Danny Woods
August 24, 2017

Mayweather during a recent conference call actually thanked reporters for all the stories they have written about him over the years.

The fight, which seems to be the most anticipated bout of the century, will see the undefeated boxing legend, Mayweather, face the star of the UFC, McGregor, in Las Vegas. "Without the writers and the people that support this event and throughout my whole career, I wouldn't be where I'm at".

"Since first launching the offer for the 2014 football World Cup, instant betting has become one of our most popular markets, especially across football and tennis where we see high VIP engagement and we are now seeing that interest spread to other sports, such as boxing", Simon Noy, Kambi Head of In-Play, said. Yet they will meet under boxing rules in a scheduled 12-round fight that matches a UFC champion who has never boxed professionally against the master defensive fighter of his time. Remember this - the same way yougive it, you have to be able to take it. I said, "You know what, I'm going to climb up, and I'm going into different disciplines, I will get that fight". "I think it can definitely happen".

'I'm talking years back, me as a kid. When I'm 49-0, I am giving it, I'm not receiving it.

"From day one, everything that my dad taught me from day one, I still know to this day". If you look at most boxers who've crossed over to MMA, they get beaten on the ground. "It really sheds light on the fact that even the best MMA fighters in the world are getting a fraction of what they deserve". And it is all coming to an end.

If Mayweather wins, he will have a 50th victory under his belt and he says he will retire.

"When it's all over I'll be a bit sad, to be honest".

"And when it's all said and done, you know what?" This is my last one, ladies and gentlemen. His May 2015 fight with Manny Pacquiao did a record 4.4 million buys, which could be eclipsed Saturday.

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The time has finally come. It sounds like he might stay retired, too.

"That's what makes this fight so intriguing, I've been out a few years, feel like I've lost a few steps", Mayweather said. I'm truly, truly skilled in many, many forms of fighting.

"No one lured me (out of retirement)", Mayweather said.

"A lot of times we come to these press conferences we need to conduct ourselves in an orderly fashion cause when it come down to it, it come down to the two fighters".

According to Rood, 90% of the money being wagered comes in the last 36 hours before a fight. Kamegai, 34, is 27-3-2 with 24 knockouts.

"No, the decision is already made", he said.

Cotto is 40-5 with 33 knockouts.

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