Live video: Mayweather vs McGregor press conference from Toronto,Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor return for the second leg of their press conference world tour to promote their upcoming blockbuster pay-per-view (PPV) boxing event scheduled for Sat., Aug. 26, 2017 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In case you’re just waking up from a coma and have no idea what I’m talking about, get up to speed on this boxing mega-fight by clicking here.
Today’s event streams LIVE from inside Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at 5:30 p.m. ET in the embedded video above, though if it’s anything like yesterday’s “shit show,” it may take some time (and a few musical numbers) before our headliners take the stage.
Trust me, it’s worth the wait.
The talkative two will continue their promotional duties tomorrow afternoon (July 14) in Brooklyn, New York, then wrap things up at London’s SSE Arena Wembley on Friday. Each event will include fighter staredowns (see yesterday’s here) and individual media scrums.
Undefeated middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin has dismissed the high-profile crossover bout between American boxer Floyd Mayweather and Irish mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor as a “circus show”.
Mayweather, a former multi-weight world champion who retired in 2015 with a 49-0 record, is coming back to face McGregor on Aug. 26, three weeks before Golovkin’s middleweight showdown with Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez at the same Las Vegas venue.
Kazakhstan’s Golovkin believes the 12-round boxing match between Mayweather and McGregor, a double UFC champion who has never boxed professionally, is nothing more than a business arrangement for both men to rake in millions of dollars.
“This is not for fighters, but business,” Golvokin, who has won all 37 of his fights, told reporters of the non-title contest that is expected to draw a huge pay-per-view audience.
Middleweight World Champion Gennadi Golovkin attends the Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin Press Tour
Gennady Golovkin: unimpressed CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA
“I think people understand what is a true fight, a boxing fight, like mine with Canelo or a big show, maybe sometimes for people a funny show, like a circus show.
“Everybody knows. Conor is not a boxer, just a show. If you want to watch a show please watch them, if you want to watch a true fight, a true boxing fight and you respect boxing, watch my fight with Canelo.”
The 35-year-old Golovkin has made 18 consecutive world middleweight title defences, while his 26-year-old opponent has won world titles in two division during a 51-fight career. Alvarez’s sole defeat came against Mayweather in 2013.