McGregor Has the Edge Over Me

UFC analyst Dan Hardy provides his first Sky Sports diary on the ongoing glove row

And I'm in my 40s.

Mayweather's comments took a much different tone from his promotional tour, when the 40-year-old predicted a victory over McGregor, 29.

While the main event consists of a 49-0 boxer fighting a two-time UFC champion in his first professional boxing match, the bouts on the undercard include some of the top young prospects in boxing.

"I didn't say I couldn't fight", Mayweather said.

"This is a fight I have wanted ever since Badou Jack moved to light heavyweight and I'm delighted to fight in Vegas on an event like this", Cleverly told Sky Sports.

But Froch, who will be ringside at Vegas on August 26, admits he fears that Mayweather's two-year break from the sport could render him a shell of the fighter he once was.

Speaking about the partnership, Conor McGregor said: "Today I'm happy to announce that I'm partnering up with Betsafe".

McGregor has also been criticized for calling Mayweather "boy". What happens? Any damn thing can happen in a fight. That style was on display during his May 2015 fight against Manny Pacquiao, one that many deemed as uneventful.

"The biggest difference between past training camps and preparing for this fight is the fact that I was training to get the weight down, now I'm training to build muscle and flawless my boxing strategy". Once a -2250 favorite, according to OddsShark, Mayweather has seen his odds drop to -550.

It seems unlikely that the fight will be finished off inside the first round.

"He was talking to Mayweather's guys, talking to pro boxers and doing interviews - what did he think was going to happen?" Mayweather was a -3000 favorite.

Pub bosses have stood down in their bid to open until 7am to show a boxing match. Buster Douglas was a 42-1 underdog when he knocked out Mike Tyson. "I have to go to him", Mayweather said.

Former welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi had two sparring sessions with McGregor before leaving his camp prematurely, and his stories of training with the MMA champion indicate that McGregor will lose handily.

Álvarez may be open to the possibility of facing McGregor, but Gennady Golovkin's trainer, Abel Sanchez, has recently said he's interested in seeing his fighter face the Irish mixed martial artist. Davis is now 18-0-0, and he'll be fighting a boxer in Fonseca who is 19-0-1.

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