Jack vs Cleverly, Davis, Tabiti-Cunningham quotes for Sat. on Showtime PPV

Conor McGregor - Fighters competing on the Mayweather vs. McGregor undercard spoke to media and went face-to-face Thursday, one day before they weigh-in ahead of their Saturday, Aug. 26 showdowns at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Fighters competing on the Mayweather vs. McGregor undercard spoke to media and went face-to-face Thursday, one day before they weigh-in ahead of their Saturday, Aug. 26 showdowns at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The four-fight SHOWTIME PPV event, beginning live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, will feature undefeated rising star Gervonta “Tank” Davis making the second defense of his 130-pound title against undefeated challenger Francisco Fonseca plus light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly defending his belt against former super middleweight champion Badou Jack. The telecast begins with unbeaten Andrew Tabiti and former world champion Steve Cunningham meeting in a 10-round battle.

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Floyd vs Conor: A Preview of “The Money Fight”

Conor McGregor - Floyd Mayweather Jr. made his professional debut 21 years ago and wasn’t a novice even then, he was a schooled and proven amateur with Olympic silver for credentials. He started as a super featherweight and grew up to (super) welterweight. This time the fight is contracted at light middleweight or 154 lbs., a comfortable limit considering the two years of inactivity/retirement for the boxing superstar.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. made his professional debut 21 years ago and wasn’t a novice even then, he was a schooled and proven amateur with Olympic silver for credentials. He started as a super featherweight and grew up to (super) welterweight. This time the fight is contracted at light middleweight or 154 lbs., a comfortable limit considering the two years of inactivity/retirement for the boxing superstar.

Conor McGregor has some amateur boxing background but no official boxing fights to his name. He is an MMA phenomenon stretching his skills from 145 lbs to 170 lbs and has provided exciting fights garnished with foul language to keep the masses exhilarated. His strength as a martial artist is striking, especially hand strikes and he excels in his stand-up game against all comers in MMA.

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Latest Mayeather McGregor Betting Odds

Conor McGregor - William Hill are starting to see large five, six and even seven figure wagers on Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather to beat ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor in the mega-fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night.  The biggest bet was taken overnight when a punter placed a $1.2 Million bet on the Money man at odds of 1/5 – and stands to pocket $240,000 should the unbeaten king of boxing prevail.

William Hill are starting to see large five, six and even seven figure wagers on Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather to beat ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor in the mega-fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The biggest bet was taken overnight when a punter placed a $1.2 Million bet on the Money man at odds of 1/5 – and stands to pocket $240,000 should the unbeaten king of boxing prevail.

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The “Great White Hype” & The Fight For Fifty- Why Floyd Mayweather Deserves To Break Marciano’s record!

Conor McGregor - ... Even if it is against a completely unworthy opponent.

… Even if it is against a completely unworthy opponent.

This Saturday Floyd Mayweather has a chance to break the unbeaten record of 49-0 set by heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano and while I certainly won’t fork over money to watch what I feel will not be a competitive fight I am rooting for the fighter Mayweather (not the person. Don’t know him or care to know him) to win and become the new benchmark at 50-0.

Read moreThe “Great White Hype” & The Fight For Fifty- Why Floyd Mayweather Deserves To Break Marciano’s record!

Freddie Flintoff Has A Notorious ‘Flan’ After Being Duped By Robbie Savage And Conor Mcgregor Impressionist

Conor McGregor - Ahead of one of the richest fights of all time, ‘Freddie’ Flintoff – William Hill’s new brand ambassador - was tricked into believing he was conducting a phone interview with ‘Conor McGregor’ for the William Hill Boxing Podcast with Robbie Savage.  Unbeknown to Freddie, he was interviewing the impressionist, Al Foran.

Ahead of one of the richest fights of all time, ‘Freddie’ Flintoff – William Hill’s new brand ambassador – was tricked into believing he was conducting a phone interview with ‘Conor McGregor’ for the William Hill Boxing Podcast with Robbie Savage. Unbeknown to Freddie, he was interviewing the impressionist, Al Foran.

Freddie was ‘punted’ by Robbie Savage after convincing the England legend that William Hill had secured a radio interview with the Irish fighter from the bookmakers’ Leeds studio. Foran impersonated McGregor at the fighters’ training camp, appearing disgruntled at the inconvenience of the early morning phone interview.

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Mayweather – McGregor final press conference quotes for Saturday

Conor McGregor - Fight week for the biggest event in combat sports history continued Wednesday as Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor squared off at the final press conference ahead of the SHOWTIME PPV matchup this Saturday, Aug. 26 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Fight week for the biggest event in combat sports history continued Wednesday as Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor squared off at the final press conference ahead of the SHOWTIME PPV matchup this Saturday, Aug. 26 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The fighters spoke to hundreds of media from all around the world as the anticipation continues to grow for this once-in-a-lifetime event that combines the worlds of boxing and MMA for one spectacular fight.

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Mayweather: McGregor looks heavy, I think he’s 164 pounds

Conor McGregor - The grand arrivals took place yesterday evening in a buzzing Las Vegas, with Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor given the red carpet treatment. Though Saturday's crossover fight has been, and is being, derided by many, the fans in attendance are excited about it.

The grand arrivals took place yesterday evening in a buzzing Las Vegas, with Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor given the red carpet treatment. Though Saturday’s crossover fight has been, and is being, derided by many, the fans in attendance are excited about it.

Down to curiosity it may be (fans are wholly unsure of what to expect when the bell rings) but millions of people are expected to tune in – one report says that as many as an incredible 1 in Six Americans could wind up watching the bout on TV. Mayweather, though, says he has doubts McGregor has trained as hard as he should have for the contest; at least Mayweather strongly suspects the MMA star is currently carrying a good deal of excess weight – perhaps as much as ten-pounds more than the 154 pound weight limit allows.

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Mayweather, McGregor grand arrival videos & photos

Conor McGregor - Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor official kicked off fight week events Tuesday with grand arrivals at the Toshiba Plaza ahead of the SHOWTIME PPV event this Saturday, Aug. 26 taking place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor official kicked off fight week events Tuesday with grand arrivals at the Toshiba Plaza ahead of the SHOWTIME PPV event this Saturday, Aug. 26 taking place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Also making an official grand arrival in Las Vegas was unbeaten Francisco Fonseca, who challenges 130-pound champion Gervonta Davis, plus light heavyweight titleholder Nathan Cleverly and former 168-pound champion Badou Jack, who meet in a 12-round title fight on the PPV undercard. The SHOWTIME PPV telecast begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with unbeaten Andrew Tabiti and former world champion Steve Cunningham meeting in a 10-round battle after making their grand arrivals Tuesday.

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Marciano Junior says a Mayweather win on Saturday will not break Rocky’s record

Conor McGregor - 49-0 - arguably the most famous numbers in boxing history. They belong to the great Rocky Marciano, heavyweight king of the 1950s, and having retired with such a perfect, unblemished record, Rocky holds a special place in sports. But this Saturday night in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather Junior will go to 50-0 if he defeats Conor McGregor, and he will break Marciano's record. Or will he?

49-0 – arguably the most famous numbers in boxing history. They belong to the great Rocky Marciano, heavyweight king of the 1950s, and having retired with such a perfect, unblemished record, Rocky holds a special place in sports. But this Saturday night in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather Junior will go to 50-0 if he defeats Conor McGregor, and he will break Marciano’s record. Or will he?

Read moreMarciano Junior says a Mayweather win on Saturday will not break Rocky’s record

UPSET! Where would a McGregor win over Mayweather rank amongst the biggest shockers in boxing?

Conor McGregor - James “Buster” Douglas KO10 Mike Tyson. Leon Spinks W15 Muhammad Ali. Cassius Clay WRTD7 Sonny Liston. James J. Braddock W15 Max Baer. Lloyd Honeyghan WRTD6 Don Curry. Antonio Tarver KO2 Roy Jones Junior.

James “Buster” Douglas KO10 Mike Tyson. Leon Spinks W15 Muhammad Ali. Cassius Clay WRTD7 Sonny Liston. James J. Braddock W15 Max Baer. Lloyd Honeyghan WRTD6 Don Curry. Antonio Tarver KO2 Roy Jones Junior.

Each of the above stunned the boxing world, some of these wholly unforeseen results shocking the whole world; sporting and otherwise. The question now is, where would a Conor McGregor win over Floyd Mayweather rank alongside these momentous boxing upsets?

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