Well, this really is turning in to a bit of a circus…

Fans who claimed Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor should never happen are probably handing out ‘I told ya so’s’ today. After the third night of their world press tour, Mayweather vs. McGregor has taken a completely different shade.

First off, an error-filled, mixed up and basically boring Los Angeles presser kicked off the tour. Riddled with production faults and seemingly poorly planned, gthe second night was thankfully overshadowed by Toronto.

Sadly, the Canada presser was soon overshadowed itself, as last night’s New York meeting was disastrous.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have been hit and miss this week…

Messy Times in New York

McGregor claiming he’s half black, a shower of 1 dollar bills, a scuffle featuring a bunch of juiced up goons and an Eminem look-a-like; the NYZ presser had it all, but not in a good way.

A soon deleted episode of Jimmy Kimmel that featured McGregor making some rather dubious remarks about dancing monkeys in Rocky 3 led to further bad press. During the first presser this week, he told Mayweather to ‘dance for me boy.’

Then there was this:

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“Let’s address the race,” McGregor said. “A lot of media seem to be saying I’m against black people. That’s absolutely f*cking ridiculous! Do they not know I’m half black? Yeah, I’m half black from the belly-button down! And just to show that’s squashed, here’s a little present for my beautiful, black, female fans (humps air slowly).”

Mayweather responds as per Bleacher Report:

“We all know there’s only 2 types of boys—a white boy and a cowboy—and I’m neither,” Mayweather told TMZ Sports.

“Racism still exists but you know, I try to take something negative and turn it into something positive,” he added. “A lot of people say that Conor McGregor is racist but I’m not worried about that.”

“It is what it is. He’s entitled to feel how he wants to feel,” Mayweather said in his response to McGregor’s comments. “I just want to stay in my zone and stay focused.”

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The Reality

These guys are here to sell a fight, and any press is good press. Did McGregor know that media outlets would report his comments as potentially racist? Of course he did, why else would he say it?

Fans quickly accepted the reality of this fight being booked, and gradually we are coming to the other realisation; the fight itself matters not to anyone but the two combatants, who are making ridiculous cheddar from it.

Neither man has hidden the motivation for the fight being money-fuelled. Still, you can bet all pay-per-view records will be shattered to pieces by this essentially meaningless bout.

Welcome to combat sports in 2017, folks, up next-London, and who the heck knows what’ll go down tonight.

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