7. Mayweather is ready to fight—and he can match McGregor’s flash
For as cocky and flashy as McGregor is, Mayweather is just as confident in his own abilities. Mayweather is ready to step into the ring, and if anyone was worried that McGregor would have more flash than his opponent, Mayweather was ready. The undefeated boxer rocked his diamond-encrusted Hublot watch in Toronto and made the money rain down in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center.
Floyd is ready: “Everything is a blessing, for me to be competing against guys in their twenties,” Mayweather said. “On paper, everything leans towards him: He’s bigger; he has a 74-inch reach, I have 72-inch reach; I’m inactive, he’s active; Youth Is on his side, he’s in his twenties, I’m in my forties. But he’s a standup fighter, we’ve never seen him lose standing up. He thinks he’s the best, and when I was competing I was the best. I think I had to come back for this last hurrah. Did I want to come back? No. But once the bait was out there, I had to come back. This move wasn’t on the chess board. I control the chess board.”
“This is going to be a huge event, if it does break the record [Pacquiao-Mayweather] it’s gonna be a record of my own,” Mayweather said. “I was the first athlete to get $300 million in 36 minutes. I can do it again. It’s all about timing.”
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