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Many Bostonians Will Be Pulling For Conor McGregor In Floyd Mayweather Fight

Many Bostonians Will Be Pulling For Conor McGregor In Floyd Mayweather Fight

The party shifted into high gear after Friday's weigh-in as thousands of fans, many wearing emerald green or wrapped in Irish flags, spilled from the arena on to the Strip for night of booze fuelled revelry that carried on into Saturday.

Conor McGregor's biggest disclosed fight purse in the UFC was $3m for his second fight with Nate Diaz, but the Dubliner is set to make ten times that amount when he steps into the ring to face Floyd Mayweather.

Of the six main titles in that weight class, four are now split between Keith Thurman (WBA Super and WBC), Lamont Peterson (WBA Regular), Errol Spence (IBF) and Jeff Horn (WBO), with two (The Ring and lineal) still vacant. "Mayweather's going to teach him what boxing's all about".

Mayweather has repeatedly insisted Saturday's fight will be the last of his decorated career, and despite the likelihood his ability will make their match-up highly non-competitive, his impressive shape suggests he has thoroughly prepared.

While he has power he watches his opponents and looks for weaknesses early and then goes for the power punch.

Smaller bets are going on McGregor with UFC fans backing up their loyalty with their wallets. But the Las Vegas smart money is all streaming towards Mayweather with reports of several $1 million bets being laid on the 'Money Man'.

"You can't beat us - we've already taken over", McGregor bellowed.

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Will Conor McGregor come out swinging?

Aside from McGregor's cocky assurances there is little in the tale of the tape to tip an upset.

The World Boxing Council Silver Flyweight champion predicts that Mayweather will have no difficulty in tackling McGregor as boxing is much more technical and restraining than Mixed Martial Arts.

In the other corner stands hard-hitting McGregor, a two-time world champion in the octagon making his professional boxing debut who will try to do what a long list of great fighters have been unable to do - stop Mayweather.

"Of course I've got Floyd Mayweather", USC linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams said.

McGregor, who has never fought in a professional boxing contest, is a massive underdog for a fight, which is expected to beamed live to around 200 countries and territories across the globe. "After 21 years I've been hit with everything and I'm still right here".

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