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Mayweather braces for 'toe-to-toe' battle against McGregor

Floyd Mayweather Jr. put up a typically brash front during his four-city tour with Conor McGregor to promote their upcoming boxing match on August 26 in Las Vegas.

The unbeaten American talked trash and exchanged potshots with McGregor, the brash Irishman who made a name for himself as a mixed martial artist before seeking a big money fight against Mayweather.

UFC president Dana White, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor during a press conference. Paul Childs, Action Images via Reuters
Mayweather is the odds-on favorite in the bout against McGregor, who is fighting in a boxing match for the very first time in his professional career. In contrast, Mayweather is widely regarded as one of the best fighters in his era, and has put together an immaculate 49-0 win-loss record.

Despite all this, however, Mayweather believes that he is in for a battle against the younger McGregor for several reasons.

"He wants to win bad. He really wants to win bad, extremely bad," Mayweather said, as quoted by Boxing Scene. 

Mayweather noted that his opponents usually take one of two approaches: they either "play it safe," or "go straight for the kill," like Marcos Maidana did in May 2014. Much to the shock of pundits, the Argentine had considerable success against Mayweather and the American won a majority decision.

Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/07/23/17/mayweather-braces-for-toe-to-toe-battle-against-mcgregor

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