Boxing Legend Larry Holmes Believes Conor McGregor Can Upset Mayweather

Ross Houston
August 12, 2017

And the UFC Performance Center likewise figures to be packed tonight.

That was until he was questioned about slow ticket sales for the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on August 26 at T-Mobile Arena.

"I'm not the same fighter I was two years ago. I'm not going to say hard to time, because you can get a timing on him, but at first glance you are not going to get a look that you're accustomed to and then depending on him, his aggression, his non-aggression, because Conor has different methods of executing his little game-plans that he has", Malignagg told Sky Sports (h/t Bloody Elbow). "(Floyd) can't prepare for me. Oh f**k. I'm not gonna waste my money watching two cheaters fight. "As long as I make my correct decisions and don't make stupid decisions, I'm set for life".

Mayweather Promotions is the lead promoter of the fight and it often sounds as if Floyd Mayweather is talking up McGregor's chances of beating one the best boxers ever in the Irishman's first professional boxing match.

"I haven't personally invited the president, but I am told an invitation is out there", Ellerbe said.

The session is McGregor's first open media availability since the infamous four city press tour, in which he and Mayweather verbally clashed at every stop.

Mayweather also spoke with the media on Thursday and said that he already knows what McGregor's game plan will be when they step in the ring. "Nothing", McGregor scoffed when asked about the statement. I see a beaten man in his eyes, in his body language, in everything he does. "That's what I saw".

In order to defeat the undefeated boxer, McGregor says he'll be employing an unorthodox fighting style.

"I just want to say to all of boxing - it's OK to love me as much as I love me". William Hill's Nevada sportsbook, where 95 percent of the bets have been on the underdog, said its liability on McGregor is already well over $1 million.

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