Boxing

I have never been a fan of Floyd Mayweather’s, and my dislike for his villainous, vainglorious persona has, for years, fueled my desire to see him knocked out. As Muhammad Ali said early on in his career, “100% will be comin’ to see me, but 99% will be comin’ to see me get beat.” So, I am the sucker that the Mayweather character provoked; I was who he got rich off of. But for all of my ire and animus, despite how I felt about him as a person, his competency inside the ring was unparalleled. He just so happens to be the greatest boxer of my generation, and the greatest defensive fighter of all time.

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Floyd Mayweather Sr. says he will personally sue Conor McGregor if he chooses to fight dirty and foul Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their fight on August 26. There’s a lot of speculation about whether McGregor will elect to use his MMA skills to knockout or incapacitate Mayweather Jr. in their fight.

Some boxing and MMA fans think McGregor could gain a lot of respect if he were to lose the fight by a disqualification by using one of his UFC fighting techniques to hurt Mayweather. Floyd Sr. says he will not stand for that. He’ll launch a lawsuit on his son’s behalf against McGregor.

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Conor McGregor says he’s trained hard to adapt from the 5 round UFC fights to be ready to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. for 12 hard rounds on August 26. McGregor says Mayweather is hoping that he’ll wear down in the fight as the rounds go by, but he doesn’t plan on letting that happen.

McGregor, 29, it’s going to be the 40-year-old Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs) who winds up fatiguing from the fast pace that he’s going to be setting for him in their fight on Showtime pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Light welterweight champion Terence Crawford fights Julius Indongo on Saturday night in front of what is expected to be a sellout crowd of 10,000 fans at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Crawford, 29, is from nearby Omaha, Nebraska, hence that’s the main reason for him to be fighting in that state instead of the more traditional big fight locations like Las Vegas, Nevada, California and New York. Crawford is able to draw in Nebraska, but he has a lot of work to do before he can pull in boxing fans outside of his home state.

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