Floyd Mayweather Expands Business Empire, Announces Mayweather Boxing & Fitness

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McGregor will take on Floyd Mayweather Jr., next week in Las Vegas in a boxing match that is expected to be the biggest fight in combat sports history.

"The fact I can't follow through [as I can] in MMA and pound the head into the canvas and there's a ten-count in boxing, maybe I'll give him second round".

Watch the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference, featuring Nate Diaz, Conor McGregor, Anthony Johnson and Glover Teixeira.

IT'S the fight few thought would happen - there weren't even many who thought it could happen.

Mayweather, who first retired in 2007, then again 2015 following his defeat of Andre Berto - which boosted his career record to 49-0 - says the upcoming super fight will be his final hurrah.

The two met in a video for Corden's'Late Late Show to discuss the Brit's suitability for the role
The two met in a video for Corden's'Late Late Show to discuss the Brit's suitability for the role

On Wednesday, just 10 days before the hotly-anticipated Las Vegas fight, the Nevada State Athletic Commission approved requests from Mayweather and McGregor to wear eight-ounce gloves rather than 10-ounce ones.

"We've seen a shift in the fitness industry, in that the average consumer is seeking access to the same training that elite athletes have available, and more studios and gyms are now dedicated to a specific discipline", he said in a statement. "We know it's a controversial issue but there is no scientific evidence at this stage of the game and that's because you know from being in the fight business, you throw a punch from a litany of angles and from varying degree of position". I'm not sure what Conor is going to be using.

However, while the Irishman believes the fight will be over within two rounds, he stressed he was prepared to go the distance to secure what would be a very unlikely win against the five-division world champion.

McGregor will be facing a hard challenge in fighting an undefeated boxer and defensive specialist in the ring. "I look forward to coming back and continuing where I left off". In addition, Conor has limited boxing experience himself.

McGregor said Mayweather would get his "respect" if he followed through on comments made on a USA talk show this week in which he said the pair could rematch under MMA rules.