Having never lost a fight throughout his career, fighting a UFC fighter under normal boxing rule should be an advantage but with the world awaiting the bout, the American is taking nothing for granted ahead of next week Saturday’s bout against Conor MacGregor.
American boxing, Floyd Mayweather says his “legacy is on the line” when he takes on Conor McGregor in Las Vegas next Saturday night.
After 49 fights which he never lost any, Mayweather, 40, is the bookies favorite to beat the 29-year-old Irishman MacGregor.
Mayweather said on Thursday: “When a fighter has lost before, if he loses again they say ‘oh, it’s nothing, he’s lost before.
“But when a fighter has been dominating for 20-some years and never lost, everything is on the line, my legacy, my boxing record. Everything is on the line.”
The American added he harbors no fear of losing but rather feeling positive: “I try not to think about losing or taking the ‘L’. That’s not really my focus.
“Every day I tell myself I am a winner, I was born to be a winner at life, not just in the ring but I was born to be a winner.
“It’s all about taking the risk. I wouldn’t be where I’m at if I didn’t take risks so I don’t mind putting a 49-0 record on the line, putting everything on the line for this fight.
“I feel like it’s worth it.”