Mayweather-McGregor: Advantage for the Irish outsider at weighing
The Irishman Conor McGregor during the weigh-in before his boxing bout Saturday against American Floyd Mayweather on August 25, 2017 in Las Vegas
Irish star mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor will address his fight against US boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Saturday in Las Vegas with a 1.6 kilo advantage, according to the weigh-in Friday.
McGregor, 29, weighed 69.4 kg (153 pounds), while Mayweather, 40, weighed 67.8 kg (149.5 pounds).
They were not to exceed 69.8 kg (154 pounds), but McGregor should regain weight by the fight and have an even clearer advantage.
Widely supported by 6,000 spectators, mostly wearing a green jersey in the colors of Ireland, in a football game atmosphere, McGregor took advantage of the weigh-in, the last public event before the fight, to resume his provocations.
“I’ve never seen him in such bad physical condition,” he said of his opponent.
“I’m professional, I did what I had to do to make weight, but I’ll be bigger on Saturday, probably about 170 pounds,” the Irish warned.
“He is not going to be able to compete with my power and my rhythm, it’s a broken guy,” he added.
American boxer Floyd Mayweather on weigh-in before fight against Irishman Connor McGregor on August 25, 2017 in Las Vegas
Mayweather, whose last fight was in September 2015, remained calm during the weigh-in, even when McGregor stood in front of him and insulted him face to face.
“I’ve already found myself in this situation, I know what to do to win the fighting of this magnitude. We do not win a fight during the weighing,” insisted Money, unbeaten in 49 fights.
“He’s not going to keep the distance,” he said.
“It’s not going to be easy for him,” concluded Mayweather, who has accumulated more than 800 million winnings in his career.
Mayweather, sacred in five different weight categories, agreed to step out of his retirement to face McGregor, a leading figure in mixed martial arts (MMA), a spectacular sport and violent booming across the globe.
McGregor, who scored 21 wins in 24 MMA fights, has never competed in professional boxing fights and has not favored prognoses.
This fight is already dubbed the “Money Fight”, fighting the money, since it could beat all the records in terms of revenues derived from TV rights or betting.