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Mayweather Admits Some Of His Expected Weakness Against McGregor

Mayweather Admits Some Of His Expected Weakness Against McGregor
9/8/2017

Floyd Mayweather admitted some of his weaknesses on Tuesday to ESPN saying he has lost his step and that his intended opponent Conor McGregor at least on paper has an edge over him.

Mayweather in the interview, said that McGregor Has a size and age advantage over him. Mayweather last month spent his last month promotional tour with Conor, to mock the UFC Star and in the process confidently predicted the fight.

"I'm not the same fighter I was two years ago. I'm not the same fighter I was five years ago. I lost a step," he said. "A fighter like Andre Berto isn't even supposed to go the distance with Floyd Mayweather, but remember, I was 38. It's obvious I'm slipping a little bit to even let a fighter like that go the distance with me.
"I'm not what I used to be."


Floyd Mayweather (49-0) will be coming out of a two year retirement to face Conor McGregor who will be making his professional Boxing debut and is considered the big favorite, despite not fighting for two years.

"I used to have a 90 percent knockout ratio," Mayweather said of his punching power early in his career. "It's obvious I slipped somewhere. Something has taken a toll on my career."

One major difference Mayweather pointed to as an older fighter was his knockout power -- or lack thereof. His last knockout came in 2011 against Victor Ortiz, and his past seven fights have gone the distance.

Mayweather, however, believes that he believes an "older" Mayweather still reigns supreme against McGregor, telling Smith, "I didn't say I couldn't fight. I just said I'm not the same Floyd Mayweather I once was."

"This can't be a defensive fight. I have to go to him," Mayweather said of McGregor. "I owe the public because of the Pacquiao fight. They weren't pleased with that. They're gonna be pleased with this fight here."
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