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Floyd Mayweather Warns Conor McGregor About Knockout Prediction

August 23, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Floyd Mayweather spoke at the final “Money Fight” press conference via MMAjunkie about Conor McGregor’s bold prediction and more. Highlights are below:

On Conor McGregor predicting he’ll end Mayweather early: “One thing about boxing and combat sports: Remember, if you give it, you must be able to take it. With that being said, out of 47 opponents I faced, they said, ‘Oh, he’s got brittle opponents. He’s a scared opponent.’ Listen, last time I checked, nobody is walking me down. It’s called smarts. It’s called having an IQ. It’s called having patience. August 26th, he’s going to bring his best, and it’s not going to be easy, Conor. Remember, (Manny) Pacquiao got bombs, (Saul) Canelo (Alvarez) got bombs, Shane Mosely had bombs, and all of those guys are going in the Hall of Fame. But one thing about me, I’ve got a granite chin. Remember this. The same way you give it, you have to be able to take it.”

Mayweather indicated his unbeaten record is the ultimate proof he’s done more of the former over his long and illustrious career. He said an unwillingness to underestimate opponents is the foundation on which that all-important On not underestimating opponents: “To be in the sport 21 years, I had to take it extremely seriously. And for you guys who think that Saturday I’m not taking it serious, I’m taking this extremely serious. But when all is said and done, I know one thing: I can fight. I can give it, and I can take it. But for me to be 49-0, it’s obvious I’m not receiving it – I’m giving it. Guys say, ‘I’m going to go to the body with Mayweather, I’m going to hit him with the right, I’m going to hit him with the left hook.’ After 21 years, I’ve been hit with everything, and I’m still right here.”