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McGregor says he will change face of boxing by beating Mayweather

McGregor says he will change face of boxing by beating Mayweather

As the long-awaited clash between the duo draws near, Conor McGregor has claimed he will change the face of boxing by beating Floyd Mayweather.

The Mixed Martial Arts supremo was in a confident and cheerful mood at Wembley Arena on Friday evening, on the last leg of the World Press Tour for their fight.

McGregor, who was celebrating his 29th birthday, had the crowd behind him and made it clear that he will not only beat Mayweather but replace him as the sport’s biggest star.

“I’m going to change the face of the game the same way I have for Mixed Martial Arts,” he boasted.

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“I’m going to change the way fighting is approached.”

American former five-weight boxing world champion Mayweather, 40, will face the Irish UFC lightweight title-holder in 12 rounds under boxing rules.

The two men have conducted a series of news conferences in recent days to promote the fight, with stops in Los Angeles and Toronto before the trips to New York and London.

The fight will finally happen in Las Vegas on August 26.

 

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