Is Floyd Mayweather playing mind games with Conor McGregor?
“He’s a lot younger,” said Mayweather in an interview with ESPN. “When you look at myself and Conor McGregor on paper, he’s taller, has a longer reach, he’s a bigger man from top to bottom. Youth is on his side.”
The 40-year-old boxer, who has not stepped in the ring since his 2015 fight with Andre Berto, also admitted that he has “lost a step” over the years, and is no longer the same fighter that he was.
“A fighter like Andre Berto isn’t even supposed to go the distance with Floyd Mayweather, but remember, I was 38. It’s obvious I’m slipping a little bit to even let a fighter like that go the distance with me. I’m not what I used to be.”
“I used to have a 90% knockout ratio,” Mayweather added. “It’s obvious I slipped somewhere. Something has taken a toll on my career.”
Despite his shocking admission, Mayweather believes he can still come out victorious if he takes a more aggressive approach to the fight.
Referring to his 2015 victory over Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather said: “This can’t be a defensive fight. I have to go to him. I owe the public because of the Pacquiao fight. They weren’t pleased with that. They’re gonna be pleased with this fight here.”
The Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Conor McGregor fight will take place in two weeks, on August 26, 2017.
Is Mayweather playing some next level mind game to lure McGregor in? Or does the Irish fighter really have the edge over the older boxer?
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