Floyd Mayweather Jr. Conor McGregor let go, dropping all his jokes and creative mischief on the Staples Center stage during the first leg of his international press tour.
It was not, after all, a battle for sale. But on the other hand, Mayweather was building his own time.
Boxing Champion 49-0 folded his arms, stood in front of the stone and heard Tuesday that McGregor of Ireland, the only support of the belt simultaneously two divisions of the UFC, and shook signs of approaching.
Then, in a scene that observers await, this will reflect the August 26 boxing match at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Mayweather unleashed a protracted McGregor admonition for daring to make his boxing pro debut against a man who was Retired two years No. 1 sports-book boxer pound.
“He has to realize that I was here before,” Mayweather told reporters after the raucous appearance before more than 11,000 fans.
“I did it for years.He is willing to kill me now.I gave him some of his own medicine.I let myself talk, and then I went.And he did not like it.
McGregor expressed frustration at his press meeting, accusing pay-per-view broadcaster Mayweather, Showtime, of shooting his microphone while Mayweather spoke while denying McGregor before his music.
“They can try to do all the little tricks of all that they want,” McGregor said after predicting on the stage that he would have eliminated Mayweather in five rounds. “On August 26, the man is unconscious, he is too small, he is too fragile.”
While McGregor spoke with the media, Mayweather’s father and trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr. came into the room to mock McGregor’s boxing skills and challenge him to a Wednesday fight while drawing the attention of the bedroom with his own Shadow boxing session.
“It was a little surprising to see Floyd [Jr.] act like he did. He grew up as he got older and did not see him in the process of participating in the kind of waste he did when he was younger,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive vice president of Showtime.
“At the same time, he is always a competitor and can not really sit down as a competitor and leave About Conor remain unanswered. So he dug deeply and eliminated.”
Mayweather, 40, or returning from a nearly two-year retirement, opened his stage time by cheering on his followers, known as the Money Team, shouting, “All the work is”
“Easy work!” They answered. He then asked everyone to “emphasize the easy job” as he head towards a seated McGregor.
For pride walking on stage, Mayweather said: “You align these [fighters] and blow me like bowling balls, and August 26 I’m going to hit [man].”
At one point, Mayweather has produced what he said was a $ 100 million check from his Manny Pacquiao win in 2015.
“Show the tax man!” McGregor responded: Mayweather punishment because boxing champion lawyers recently asked the IRS to delay paying a tax bill in 2015 until the end of the fight.
Undetermined, Mayweather has denied McGregor fired UFC to pursue this purse in boxing.
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“I’m an old man, I’m not the same boxer who was there 20 years ago … 10 years ago … five years … but I know he can beat you,” Mayweather said.
“You go out in your face, or you come out on your back.” What way to go? All you can do is introduce yourself, and I will do the rest. “