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Klitschko gave advice to Mayweather before the fight with McGregor
September 21 2017, 02:19 | Van Peters
The American took bags full of cash to his promotional world tour with Conor McGregor
Look at any boxing website, and the comments will largely all be the same.
While Mayweather has said the Nevada Athletic Commission's permission for the 154-pound bout to be fought in lighter eight-ounce gloves will improve his ability to pursue his first knockout victory since 2011, McGregor said he's the one who will continually initiate the action. The victor could earn as much as $100 million.
The backlash is out there, even as the relentless hype switches into another gear.
Ticket holders for the live event and those with closed-circuit viewing tickets can obtain weigh-in tickets on Monday between 10 a.m. PT-10 p.m. PT.
Yes, the pay-per-view sales will be massive simply because of the freak show nature of the event.
We also get to hear from the people on the streets of Dublin.
McGregor will be in a boxing ring for the first time as a pro when he takes on Mayweather, who is coming out of retirement for a fight that will make him tens of millions of dollars.
A potential option for anyone in Vegas who can't afford a ticket to the big fight..
Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya certainly hopes so.
And, according to OddsShark.com, McGregor's tumbling odds mean that betting on Mayweather to win at the current rate provides better value than every one of his previous fights dating back to 2011 - with the exception of the Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez contests.
For what it's worth McGregor has thoroughly gotten the better of Mayweather in trash talking and has even used racial-tinged rhetoric to get under the skin of his opponent.
The city of Las Vegas is expecting the strip to be nuts and prices for VIP spots have quadrupled in some cases. I don't mind putting everything on the line for this fight. Plus mainstream media want to know about this fight so I don't think it's as bad as everyone is making it out to be. The event as a whole remains compelling. He's going to be a little caught off guard by Conor's movement, how big he is, his distance. Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers of all-time, and while McGregor has proven himself as a dominant mixed martial arts force, they won't compete in MMA.
May 13, 2016 - Mayweather responded by telling Showtime, the television network he has long fought on: "Hopefully we can make the fight happen. (He's) the reason boxing is being talked about, as much as it is", Ellerbe said. "The minute you mention Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, then this thing opens back up". The Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) star only recently acquired a boxing licence in California, but his prowess inside the Octagon is unlikely to help him when it comes to battling inside the ring.
Floyd Mayweather works out at the Mayweather Boxing Club.