Ask any boxing fan who is going to win the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor and they’ll likely laugh in your face.
Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers of all time, how could he possibly lose against a man who has never had a professional boxing fight before?
The bookies clearly feel that Mayweather will outclass his opponent with the best odds available the 1/6 that Paddy Power are offering. However, as the two fighters embarked on a short tour to promote the fight, there were signs that McGregor was getting under the skin of his opponent.
Can McGregor Turn Insults Into a Knockout?
There is no doubt that Conor McGregor knows how to play to an audience and how to sell a fight.
The Irishman has the gift of the gab and was in full flow during the press conferences in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and London.
In fact, McGregor was so entertaining that even the Mayweather camp found themselves laughing at some of his lines.
Many people have pointed out the staged managed nature of the press conferences but when you peer beneath it all it’s clear that Floyd Mayweather was not happy with being the butt of so many jokes.
The American made a concerted effort to up his game in the latter press conferences so as not to lose face and many UFC aficionados were quick to notice how McGregor was getting under the great man’s skin, just like he’s done to so many of his opponents in MMA.
Mayweather built his career and reputation in the ring around being the best defensive boxer of all time. He doesn’t allow his opponents to get to him, rather he remains patient, avoids getting hit and picks his opportunities to strike.
But, he’s been telling McGregor that he’s going to knock him out. If he deviates from the plan that has served him so well in the past, the chance of him making a mistake and being caught by one of McGregor’s powerful left hands only increases.