However, even bigger than the fight is the promotion that precedes it.
"These are two of the best s**t talkers in both sports", he said leading into the third World Tour press conference in NY. Sure, Mayweather may be a bit flamboyant, an alleged woman abuser, and is probably on a 2nd grade reading level (no offense to 2nd graders out there), but thankfully, what the recent press events have shown, is that McGregor is a full fledged racist.
"(He) didn't quit once, (he) didn't quit twice, (he) quit three time", Mayweather screamed with another volley of profanity, referring to McGregor tapping out in his three career defeats.
"Fox Sports is thrilled to be involved with this monumental fight between two of the biggest stars in combat sports", says David Nathanson, Fox Sports Head of Business Operations.
Among the many insults hurled at Mayweather, McGregor accused the boxer of being unable to pay his taxes, unable to read, and said he dresses like a 12-year-old breakdancer. People have tuned in for years to watch him spout off at his opponents at will.
A giant step forward from each had them nose to nose and brought more cheers from the crowd before McGregor launched into a lewd, crude address. The show has always been about Mayweather until now. He meets with rapper Drake and a ready to go Conor McGregor who's ready to make a comeback. "He's never fought a day in his life, he's a runner".
Robert Guerrero has little to no faith in Conor McGregor's chances against Floyd Mayweather. "Hell no!" McGregor roared to the outdoor crowd in Toronto.
Those at the back of the venue in downtown LA might not initially have noticed the finer details of the suit's embroidering, but McGregor was quick to put them in the picture. McGregor refueled those rumors during the duo's joint press conference, where he claimed the undefeated boxing champ couldn't read.
"When he said the "boy" comment, you know, it is what it is". At least that is the prediction Mystic Mac is making.
He brushed off the tax debt in comments to reporters Tuesday at the start of his tour to promote an August 26 boxing match against Irish MMA star Conor McGregor. After kicking off a day prior in Los Angeles, all eyes moved North to see what would transpire in the Canadian city.