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Mayweather Promotions CEO Says Team Would be “Damn Fools” to Take Conor McGregor Lightly

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By FCF Staff

Floyd Mayweather is widely regarded to be one of the best boxers of all time, and he’s about to face a man with zero, pro-boxing bouts. But, his promotion’s CEO says they’d be “fools” to take Conor McGregor lightly.

Recently it was announced that McGregor and Mayweather will box August 26th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. When the fight takes place, Mayweather will be looking to push his record to 50-0.

During a media call on Wednesday to discuss the headline grabbing news, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, had this to say about the match-up (quote via MMA Fighting):

“Floyd is 40 years old,” Ellerbe said. “He’s been off for a minute. He’s gotta get his ass up and be prepared for Conor McGregor. Conor McGregor has been active, you know what I’m saying? He’s been knocking guys out. And we’d be a bunch of damn fools to sit around and sleep on this and listen to all the bullsh*t that everybody sits around and talks. No, nuh uh. Floyd’s ass is getting out there and getting up running. And he’s coming. He knows Conor McGregor is coming after him and Floyd is looking to get his ass up out of there, too.”

The upcoming bout will be contested at 154 pounds, and it will be 12 round fight.

posted by FCF Staff @ 10:26 am
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