Floyd Mayweather is just under two weeks away from his highly anticipated super fight against UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.
The boxer has seen a lot during his 49 fight professional boxing career and he says there is nothing the Irishman can do to fool him in the ring.
“What I’m saying is this: On paper, we know he’s taller,” Mayweather said during his open workout. “We know he has a longer reach. We know youth is on his side, OK? And I guess everybody is saying power is on his side. But I’m saying IQ is on my side, experience is on my side, and I think just fighting knowledge is on my side. So, I never said that I feel I’m going to lose. I’m never going to get involved in anything if I think I’m going to take a loss. I’m going to tell the people what I truly believe and what it is on paper.”
McGregor is going to have a hard time fooling the boxing great, as he is going to be making his professional boxing debut.
Mayweather also knows that if McGregor’s game plan has a lot of movement, then he is going to burn himself out quickly.
“He’s going to come out, and he’s going to keep switching. He’s going to keep switching,” Mayweather said. “I know what he’s going to do. I already know – come out southpaw, then he’s going to switch the other way. He’s going to keep switching. When you keep switching all you do is burning energy. As you keep switching, keep switching, you’re burning too much energy.”
Conor McGregor versus Floyd Mayweather takes place on Saturday, August 26 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.