Floyd Mayweather has opened up on his realistic chances against UFC champion Conor McGregor, as boxing’s biggest fight in history approaches.
Despite trash‑talking his way through the entirety of his four‑day media tour with the Irishman, the 49‑0 legend has made a jaw‑dropping admission barely two weeks from stepping in the ring.
It’s not often fighters show weakness before a bout, but it appears Floyd has finally come to terms with a crushing truth hanging over his head.
Mayweather admitted, somewhat begrudgingly, that his physicality isn’t up to scratch against McGregor’s and confessed his time off from the ring has seriously dented his overall form as a boxer.
The 40-year-old told ESPN that McGregor is a lot younger, and when one looks at him and Conor McGregor on paper, he’s 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.
Mayweather’s admission holds water.
The undefeated legend hasn’t stepped in the ring since taking a win over Andre Berto in 2015.
He also hasn’t knocked anyone out since 2011.
Floyd admitted something had seriously changed within him since his last fight.
A win for McGregor would be monumental, putting an end to Mayweather’s perfect 49‑0 record.
The fight between Mayweather and Conor McGregor will be held on the 27th of this month.