Ex-heavy­weight champ says McGre­gor will KO May­weather

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

A former heavy­weight cham­pion is in Conor McGre­gor’s cor­ner.

Bri­tain’s Tyson Fury, who held the heavy­weight crown in 2015 af­ter beat­ing Wladimir Kl­itschko, told the YouTube chan­nel iFlL TV that McGre­gor will knock Floyd May­weather out in the first 35 sec­onds on Aug. 26.

“I think McGre­gor will knock May­weather out in the first 35 sec­onds like he did to Jose Aldo,” Fury said. “It would be great for box­ing.”

Fury (25-0) hasn’t fought since beat­ing Kl­itschko in Novem­ber 2015. The two fight­ers were sched­uled for a re­match un­til Fury with­drew and va­cated his belts be­cause of is­sues with drugs and men­tal ill­ness.

McGre­gor has never boxed pro­fes­sion­ally and odd­s­mak­ers have listed May­weather as nearly a 6-1 fa­vorite.

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