"If we're eight ounces, I'm struggling to give him two rounds, and that's the God's honest truth", McGregor said.
The lack of a sellout two weeks before the bout is noteworthy considering tickets for the middleweight championship between Gennady Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez at T-Mobile on September 16 was pronounced a sellout by Golden Boy Promotions on July 7.
In other news, the undercard for the event has finally been announced.
But with as much hype and promotion being thrown into the ring with both fighters, McGregor left plenty of intrigue and insists he didn't show half the boxing skills he honed has a youth in Ireland, simply teasing anyone in attendance and everyone else who may have tuned into any livestreaming on social media. "I will contend in boxing bouts going forward, and I will contend in mixed martial arts bouts going forward. So, if you look at everything on paper, it leans toward Conor McGregor". "We know he has a longer reach". I never said he's going to beat me. I'm going to knock him out bad, he's too small.
It's all part of a plan to re-energize mainstream fans after a four-city world tour in July that delivered results ranging from ludicrous to successful to distasteful to hilarious. For the first time, SHOWTIME will also make the boxing event available directly to consumers on ShowtimePPV.com and through the SHOWTIME PPV application available on Apple mobile and Apple TV (4th Generation) devices.
"Expect excitement. He's gonna talk trash, I'm gonna talk trash, there's gonna be a lot of blood, sweat and tears", Mayweather told reporters at a media conference at his gym in Las Vegas. "Right now, we have over $60 million in the box office".