Floyd Mayweather is about to lose against Conor McGregor and the only proof you need is his outrageous ego.
The undefeated boxer is one of the cockiest athletes in living memory, but he’s downplaying his odds in the upcoming fight against the UFC champion and the only reason I can think of is he think he might actually lose.
Mayweather is obnoxiously confident and the fact that he’s gone 49-0 in his boxing career has only contributed to his mentality. Initially his confidence ruled the debate about the potential Mayweather-McGregor bout, but now that the fight is approaching, Floyd is starting to backpedal a bit.
The 40-year-old boxer is obviously favored in the boxing match, but in an interview with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Tuesday, he listed a number of reasons why the Irish fighter should be expected to win.
“He’s a lot younger. When you look at myself and Conor McGregor on paper, he’s taller, has a longer reach, he’s a bigger man from top to bottom. He’s a lot younger, so youth is on his side,” he said of the 29-year-old fighter. “And I’ve been off a couple of years. And I’m in my 40s. So, if you look at everything on paper, it leans toward Conor McGregor.”
For those of you who haven’t been paying attention for the past few decades, Floyd Mayweather is just about the most arrogant son of a bitch in all of sports. He calls himself Floyd “Money” Mayweather and he can’t even pay his taxes for God’s sake. So, the fact that he’s starting to get cold feet and downplay his ability to win this matchup is downright embarrassing.
Stephen A., surprised as any by the legendary boxer’s response, asked him why he wasn’t going to go ahead and mark his career record down as 50-0.
“I’m not the same fighter I was two years ago. I’m not the same fighter I was five years ago. I lost a step,” he said before referencing his most recent fight.
“A fighter like Andre Berto isn’t even supposed to go the distance with Floyd Mayweather, but remember, I was 38. It’s obvious I’m slipping a little bit to even let a fighter like that go the distance with me,” he said. “I’m not what I used to be.”
All right, let’s go ahead and call this thing right now. Floyd’s confidence is GONE and his undefeated record is going to go with it. Or, maybe that’s what Mayweather wants us to think. Either way I’m 100 times more interested in this fight now than I was from the start.
Here’s Floyd backing himself into a corner some more if you haven’t had enough:
“I used to have a 90 percent knockout ratio. It’s obvious I slipped somewhere. Something has taken a toll on my career. I didn’t say I couldn’t fight. I just said I’m not the same Floyd Mayweather I once was.”
No you’re not, Floyd, but I’m glad you were at least man enough to get back in the ring and prove it for us.