Floyd Mayweather on Conor McGregor: Racism Still Exists, But I'm No 'Boy'

Friday, 14 Jul, 2017

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are in Brooklyn, New York today to continue their four-stop global press conference tour ahead of their August 26th fight in Las Vegas.

During the first stop on the four-day, four-city, three-country, two-continent tour, McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Sr. had a memorable exchange during a press conference.

Yesterday, rap star Drake sparked headlines after introducing McGregor and Mayweather at their Toronto press conference. "I'll f*** you up on this stage".

"I would say that when a white person calls you boy, that's not quite the N-word, but it's closer to monkey". A stoic Floyd Mayweather did not look perturbed and said,"I still got it. Twenty-one is the number".

Conor McGregor caused some controversy on Tuesday afternoon during the first stop on the promotional tour for his August 26 fight with Floyd Mayweather.

"It's exceeded my expectations as far as how fast everything has been moving and the position that I've been put in on the fast track", she continues.

Fight day coverage begins Saturday, Aug. 26 on the Fox broadcast network and Fox Deportes at 6:00 P.M. ET with a one-hour PREFIGHT SHOW.

Conor Mc Gregor during a world tour press conference to promote the upcoming Mayweather vs Mc Gregor boxing fight at Barclays Center. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
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Mayweather, undefeated in 49 professional fights over the course of 21 years, admitted his best days are behind him but insisted he'd knock the Irishman down like a bowling pin.

"Fans all around the world demanded this fight", said Mayweather, expecting to earn more than $100 million for the August fight. Test your fandom here, and see if you can past this quiz.

And in this writer's opinion, therein lies the most noticeable tell of the grandiose carnival that is the Mayweather vs. McGregor promotional tour.

Espinoza remained seated as McGregor approached him and barked before also taking one of the multiple verbal swings he landed on Mayweather in Wednesday's appearance.

"That was a good back-and-forth, I think", McGregor said. It's certainly not somebody that has come after me as a network.

As always, the 28-year-old is supremely confident of victory and Kavanagh admits his early preparation has gone well. I don't know what that has got to do with race.

"And they said I'm the guy that can't read".