The build-up to the much anticipated boxing bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather continues. The multi-million dollar fight which comes up on 26th August in Las Vegas will see both fighters earning close to $100m.
After Mayweather said on Thursday that the bout “won’t go the distance”, Conor McGregor seems to be in confidence mood as well and says Floyd Mayweather is “scared”.
Speaking at a media workout on Friday, McGregor, 29, said: “You know what I heard him say yesterday? Nothing. I saw a man scared, I saw a man trying to talk himself out of it.
“I’m preparing to win, and to win in devastating fashion.”
The Irishman said: “The story of the fight will be waiting to see who takes a step back first.
“We all know Floyd is a great defensive boxer and he isn’t going to keep coming forward like he says. If he does, it’s going to be a quick night for me.
“I have been boxing my whole life so this is not a new experience for me. The critics say that Floyd has been there before. They discredit my training, my skills, my accomplishments.
“This isn’t new to me though, just like boxing isn’t new to me. I will rule over MMA and boxing with an iron fist after August 26.”