McGregor aims to change the face of boxing after beating Mayweather


Conor McGregor has been talking tough ahead of his boxing bout against Floyd Mayweather on August 26.

The UFC fighter is in a confident mood and had some smart talk to offer on Friday evening while speaking in front of a Wembley crowd as part of the World Press Tour.

McGregor has just turned 29 and had the crowd behind him during the show, and the Mixed Martial Arts supremo made it clear that he will not only beat Mayweather but replace him as the sport’s biggest star.

“I’m going to change the face of the game the same way I have for Mixed Martial Arts,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.

“I’m going to change the way fighting is approached.”

McGregor turned on Mayweather and adviser Leonard Ellerbe with some words of warning.

“I am boxing,” he said.

“I’ve got to be real, when his [Mayweather’s] legacy is destroyed in six weeks’ time, it will fall on you [Leonard Ellerbe] and Mayweather Sr’s shoulders.

“He could’ve rode off into the sunset at 49-0. Instead, this is my first time in a boxing ring and in six weeks’ time… I run boxing.

“How did they let me ride in here? They got greedy, that’s what.”

The 29-year-old went on to mock Mayweather’s “high heel” shoes, while the American sat patiently before getting his turn in the boxing ring.

Source: Sky Sports

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