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Chris Eubank Jr.: Floyd Mayweather will 'put on a show' vs. Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather has been tipped to "go out with a bang" when he fights Conor McGregor on Saturday.

McGregor, 29, will make his professional boxing debut against Mayweather at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena in a matchup the American insists will be his last.

Eubank Jr. in action during his victory over Arthur Abraham at Wembley Arena last month. Joe Bartlett/Action Plus via Getty Images
Mayweather, 40, recently said he has "lost a step," but Chris Eubank Jr. is not convinced. The Briton spent the past three weeks training alongside the veteran in preparation for his World Boxing Super Series quarterfinal with Turkey's Avni Yildirim in October.

Eubank, 27, previously observed Mayweather while the American trained to defeat Marcos Maidana in 2014 and then Pacquiao the next year, when he produced a seamless victory against a fighter widely considered his greatest threat.

"McGregor's got it all to do on the night," Eubank said. "Mayweather's in just as good a shape as he was against Maidana and when I watched him train for Pacquiao.

"I don't see any real difference in his preparation, his fitness. He's not taking this lightly. McGregor doesn't have a professional fight, but I don't believe that's in Floyd's mind; he's going in there like this is going to be one of his toughest fights.

"With him, the main focus for this camp has been fitness. We're going to see the same Floyd we've been seeing, but a more aggressive Floyd.

"From what I've seen and how I've heard him talk, he wants to put on a show. With the 8-ounce gloves, he's going to go for the knockout. I just have a feeling he wants to make a statement.

"This really is going to be his last fight; he wants to go out with a bang. Who wouldn't? I don't think he'd want to end his career on another points victory. So if he sees an opportunity, if he gets a chance, he's going to go for it and try and take Conor out.

"All I can go on is what I think Floyd's going to do: be aggressive, look for openings, look to take Conor out fairly early. If I had to put money on it, I'd say he's going for the stoppage. He's extremely accurate, extremely good defensively. If he catches Conor, he could be in some trouble."

In the same way Mayweather has spoken of being in decline, McGregor has insisted he has the power to stop him and inflict the first defeat of his professional career.

Eubank believes that the Irishman's only chance of victory is to retain that confidence, but he warned: "People love to say it only takes one punch, and that's true to an extent, but if you look at a fighter like Floyd, his defence is impregnable, he doesn't get hit.

"If he goes in there and respects Floyd, thinking, 'I'm in the ring with this undefeated, pound-for-pound king,' then he'll get wiped out.

"If he goes in there thinking, 'I'm Conor McGregor, I don't care who this guy is, I'm going to do what I do and I'm going to beat him,' that's the only chance he has -- if he goes in there and truly believes he can do it."

PA Sport
Source: http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/20412569/floyd-mayweather-put-show-conor-mcgregor-says-chris-eubank-jr

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