We’re barely two weeks away from Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor and anticipation is building by the hour.
Yesterday, the 49-0 boxing world champion took part in an open workout session in his famous Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada and he was joined by teammates Gervonta “Tank” Davis and Badou Jack “The Ripper” who is set to challenge 175-pound titleholder Nathan Cleverly in his debut at light heavyweight.
In the searing heat of the gym, Mayweather put on a light workout as media from all over the world scrambled to get a good shot of the American throwing his hands.
Once the workout was complete, Mayweather spoke to reporters and explained that he’d had to change his training camp up little now he’s 40-years-old.
“I’ve been here before and I know what it takes,” Mayweather said. “It’s my same old routine but I’m older now so I have to let the body rest a lot more. With age comes wisdom. When I was a lot younger I would just train and train and never let myself recuperate. When I come back from resting I come back rejuvenated and with a lot more spark.
“This training camp has been a lot different. I’ve spent some time in Miami and in Los Angeles training. I’ve been pushed really hard by the young guys in camp. I don’t need to post every workout video because I’ve been around this sport a long time and everyone knows what I can do.”
Despite his ageing body, Mayweather still feels totally confident of victory on August 26. Unlike the stage routine on the world tour, Mayweather showed plenty of respect to the Irishman.
“I know I’m going to face a warrior,” Mayweather said. “It’s not for me to worry about what he does on a day-to-day basis. I have to worry about what I have to go out there and do. I have to execute the game plan. I’m not going to overlook him. That’s why I’m in here working extremely hard.
“On paper we know he’s taller and has a long reach. He has youth on his side. People say that he has power on his side. I know that ring IQ and experience are in my favor. I have the fight knowledge on my side. We both have advantages.”
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While Mayweather was evidently trying to talk up McGregor’s chances, the boxing world champion did suggest that he’s going out hunting a finish on August 26 and that it was going to be the UFC lightweight champion on the receiving end.
“I know he’s going to come out and try to switch stances,” Mayweather said. He’ll come out southpaw then go the other way. But all that does is burn energy. Then I’m going to give him a look and give him some knowledge, and we’ll see what happens.
“Conor feels it’s not going to go past four rounds and I don’t think it’s going the distance. We’re both confident in our skills and we’ll see who gets it done.”