While the August 26th date for Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather can’t come fast enough, neither can the pre-fight press conferences.
It is not a stretch to state that some fans are looking forward to the promotion of this fight more than the actual bout itself.
In McGregor and Mayweather we have two of the finest self promotion artists of all-time. The pair are notoriously flashy, flamboyant, loud and animated with their verbal assaults on opponents before squaring off in the octagon and ring respectively.
Although we have seen Mayweather in relatively somber mood towards the latter stages of his career, not as brash as the “Money,” formerly “Pretty Boy” Floyd we had come to be so familiar with down through the years, the American will have to be on his toes once again to compete with the MMA superstar’s quick wit and ruthless psychological warfare in the build up to this superfight.
There was a general feeling that Mayweather’s record breaking fight with Manny Pacquiao in May 2015 sold itself without the need for mind games, trash talk or anything of that nature as it was a bout the whole world had been waiting over five years to see. In his most recent boxing match in September of the same year, his 49th as a professional and what was supposed to be his swan song, the undefeated, ex-pound for pound king appeared emotional and sentimental. He cruised to victory over Andre Berto and sailed off into the sunset.
Now, he is out of retirement to take on the UFC lightweight champion in an historic boxing match.
With less than ten weeks until the unprecedented event takes place in the T-Mobile Arena, we still await confirmation of a press tour, which would be certain to produces fireworks.
As is common knowledge for combat sport fans, whenever McGregor is sat in front of a microphone, entertainment in some form is a guarantee. The UFC 189 media world tour established the Irishman as the best at selling fights in the world, while simultaneously picking away at his opponents, poking fun to the point where more people have tuned in to McGregor press conferences and weigh-ins than have watched some UFC PPV cards.
According to reputable MMA journalist Luke Thomas, the potential press tour is coming to Conor’s hometown in Dublin:
— Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) June 19, 2017
Just spoke to Jeff Mayweather. Not confirmed, but it sounds like the #MayweatherMcGregor press tour is potentially headed to Ireland.
— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) June 19, 2017
Without doubt, this would surely to be a remarkable spectacle, going off the 28-year-old’s last presser on Irish soil, famously proclaiming himself as the King of Dublin and snatching Jose Aldo’s world championship belt on stage as the boisterous crowd erupted into ecstatic chaos.
Please let this happen!
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