In a sudden twist to the riveting build up to the superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor, the boxing superstar has admitted that his UFC rival has the edge on him. McGregor stands one inch taller than the 5'8 Mayweather, and the UFC lightweight champion has a two-inch reach advantage.
Of course, in the eyes of boxing purists, it will really take a miracle for McGregor to beat Mayweather.
The biggest names in combats sports are now in the final phases of their training camps, which are both taking place in 'Sin City'. Mayweather has not knocked another fighter out since his 2011 bout against Victor Ortiz in which he blindsided his opponent, and his last knockout before that was in 2007. When asked if this fight carried the same racial dynamic as the 1982 heavyweight championship fight between Larry Holmes and Gerry Cooney, Mayweather agreed. "I'm not what I used to be".
Malignaggi was not happy because McGregor said that he was able to handle Malignaggi, and the former boxer says that is not the case and he wants the video released.
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"I've seen people say that, from the photo, you can tell that it was a push down by the body language of Joe Cortez".
The Mayweather-McGregor bout will be available on Showtime pay-per-view at a cost of $89.95 ($99.95 for high definition).
Fighters who compete at over 135lbs must wear 10oz gloves, but as Bennett explained the boxers do have the right to request a change.