Floyd Mayweather knows how to hype up a fight.
While Mayweather has been known for talking trash about almost everyone, he also gives credit where it’s due. That approach helps convince people that there might be a chance he will lose, and it encourages them to tune in to his bouts. It’s a savvy play on his part.
In a recent interview on TMZ Sports, Floyd Mayweather started laying out the reasons why Conor McGregor could beat him.
After the TMZ Sports cameraman told Mayweather about what Sugar Ray Leonard said about the fight recently—Leonard predicted it wouldn’t last more than a round—Mayweather said he’s not so sure that would be the case. In his mind, McGregor has the tools it would take to make things interesting.
“I’m not gonna sit right here and knock Conor McGregor. He’s gone out there and done what he’s had to do. It’s obvious he’s done something right thus far to get to the point where he’s at. I’ve been off for a couple years and I’m 40 years old now. So, I’m a lot older and he’s still in his 20s and I’m in my 40s now. So that could play a major key, we don’t know. And he’s a heavy hitter. Every time he goes out there and defeats fighters, he’s standing up. He’s in a boxing position and he’s beating fighters. Does he have a good chance of upsetting Floyd Mayweather? I can’t say, but anything can happen in the sport of boxing.”
If Mayweather ends up fighting Conor McGregor, he won’t really have to do much to promote the fight. It’s a fight that will sell itself.
Watch the clip below from TMZsports on youtube:
“He’s a fighter. At the end of the day, I’m a fighter. A fighter is a fighter. Remember this: You guys, y’all ask questions, but you have to do your homework…Listen to this. Conor McGregor, every time he goes out there and defeats fighters, he’s standing up defeating fighters. He’s in a boxing position, and he’s beating fighters. When he did get defeated, he was on the ground. So it’s obvious Conor McGregor is a better stand-up fighter than he is at grappling. So does he have a good chance of upsetting Floyd Mayweather? I can’t say, but anything can happen in the sport of boxing.”