Footage Shows Floyd Mayweather Struggling To Stand After Intense Workout
Are you ready, sports fans? The monumental mashup of MMA and boxing is almost upon us: Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather will be facing off against each other in a little more than a week.
The two fighters, who are at the top of their respective games, had been teasing the fight for a while, but in June, the fight was finally confirmed, and after the press conferences and the almost gratuitous smack talk providing us with plenty of verbal blows, we're so close to finally getting to see the physical fight.
With the fight now looming large on the horizon, both fighters will be stepping up their preparations in order to be in peak physical condition for the August 26 bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Going from MMA to the UFC, Conor McGregor will be training hard to ensure that he makes the switch as effectively as possible, but having not fought for nearly two years, Floyd Mayweather will be coming out of retirement under a lot of pressure, and video footage seems to show that the 40-year-old's learning curve is a little bit steeper this time around.
Known as "Money", Floyd Mayweather's nickname gives you an idea of the level of confidence coursing through his veins at any given moment. Following a quietly confident display at the press conferences, Mayweather's smooth persona showed a couple of cracks last week, when he admitted in an interview that Conor McGregor, 11 years his junior, may have the edge going into the boxing match on August 26.
"He’s a lot younger. When you look at myself and Conor McGregor on paper, he’s taller [McGregor is an inch taller], has a longer reach, he’s a bigger man from top to bottom. He’s a lot younger, so youth is on his side. And I’ve been off a couple of years. And I’m in my 40s. So, if you look at everything on paper, it leans toward Conor McGregor."
Now, footage has emerged of Floyd Mayweather following a sparring session, and you can see the exhaustion in his face, and hear it in his voice. He does say, however, that he's not planning to go 12 rounds this time; McGregor wants to knock Mayweather out in the fourth or earlier, and the 40-year-old American seems to feel the same way.
"If he goes the distance, it’s a victory for him. In my eyes, also. I need to knock him out. He believes it’s not gonna go past four, and I believe that it’s not going to go the distance at all. He feels one way, I feel another way. We’re both confident in our skills. We’ll just have to see."
Mayweather's last big fight in 2015 against Manny Pacquiao was poorly received by fans, who were let down by the defensive nature of the fight and its lack of entertainment value.
With both Mayweather and McGregor seemingly going on the attack, we're set to get a much more entertaining fight this time around, and the chances are that Mayweather will look even more tired than he does in this video.