Uh oh…Floyd Mayweather’s camp opens up with some serious threats…
Since Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather agreed to fight on August 26, the combat sports world has been obsessed. Every move from each man’s camp has been analysed and broken down.
Each interview and social media post has acted as a glimpse in to the much debated MayMac collision. At a time where social media is king, are both men using a masterful dose of misdirection?
For example, Conor McGregor’s sparring partner dropped a hefty warning to Mayweather last week. But are these interviews giving a little too much away?
Mayweather Camp’s Latest Message
Amidst the comments about McGregor training specific punches, and Mayweather admitting to being slow, there’s likely a few ounces of truth somewhere. During Floyd Mayweather’s Dad’s recent interview, he drops some HEAT on the McGregor vs. Mayweather bout.
Quotes per Bloody Elbow:
“You can believe one thing: You all are going to see something in this fight right here that he ain’t showed you yet, and then when he shows it, you all will know it,” Floyd Mayweather Sr. told Helen Yee of Eyes on the Game.
“I’ve got a few presents for Conor McGregor. I’ve got a few things that I can hand him and do, and Floyd can do, and we’re gonna be able to touch him up real good.”
Continue the interview below…
“He Won’t Be Able To Spell Anything After The Fight”
“If Floyd stops him or not, it doesn’t make a difference for me. As long as Floyd beats the hell out of him. And that’s what I believe is gonna happen,” Mayweather Sr. said. “I think that there aren’t too many other things he can do to stop Floyd from doing what he does. Because what Floyd does, he does very good, very well.”
“Conor McGregor won’t be able to spell anything (after the fight).”
With all this talk of secret weapons and brain melting beatings, are we being sold a fight that really shouldn’t be happening?
According to boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, we certainly are:
Oscar Goes HAM!
Think about it, beyond Bo Jackson and Deion Sanders, what other athlete has successfully competed in two sports in the modern age? And Jackson and Sanders both played both baseball and football throughout their high school and college careers before going professional.
Furthermore, it’s not like McGregor would be fighting a good fighter, let alone a mediocre one. He would be fighting the best. To use a bit of an extreme analogy, I happen to be a pretty good golfer. Could I potentially hold my own on one of the second-tier tours? Maybe. But would I be able to compete with Rory McIlroy, Jordan Speith or Sergio Garcia? Of course not. Nor would I think to try.
Now, I know critics will say that I’m only writing this letter because my company is promoting what will be the culmination of an outstanding boxing year when Canelo Alvarez takes on Gennady “GGG” Golovkin in September, and I don’t want anything to distract attention away from that fight.
But my interest is in the health of boxing as a whole. It always has been. And if Floyd were to come out of retirement to take on someone like Keith “One–time” Thurman, Errol Spence or some other top welterweight, not only would I applaud the fight, I’d be the first one on line for a ticket.
It’s a win-win for them. It’s a lose-lose for us. We’ll be $100 lighter and we will have squandered another opportunity to bring boxing back to its rightful place as the sport of kings.
At this point, only we can shut the circus down by making it clear that we won’t pay to see a joke of a fight and telling our casual-fan friends that they shouldn’t either.