May­weather, McGre­gor on tour

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

Floyd May­weather Jr. and Conor McGre­gor have thrown their first ver­bal jabs. The un­de­feated boxer and the Ir­ish UFC cham­pion kicked off the four-city pro­mo­tional tour for their Aug. 26 bout Tues­day, fac­ing off in front of 11,000 fans in down­town Los Angeles. McGre­gor and May­weather traded clever in­sults and pro­fane boasts with their fa­mil­iar flair as they be­gin to sell a boxing match that could be much more en­ter­tain­ing be­fore the open­ing bell. McGre­gor was the crowd fa­vorite as he promised to flat­ten an ag­ing fighter. But May­weather rose to the pro­mo­tional chal­lenge, lead­ing his own fans in a call-and-re­sponse that de­rided the mixed mar­tial artist as “easy work!” Al­though May­weather, 40, ac­knowl­edged his skills have de­clined, he said he has “more than enough” to beat a rookie boxer.

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