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World Tour Press Conference : Mayweather vs. McGregor

 

On Tuesday, July 11th, STAPLES Center will open its doors to the Official Mayweather vs. McGregor World Tour Press Conference, featuring Floyd “Money” Mayweather and “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, a multi-city press tour for their highly-anticipated fight on August 26th in Las Vegas, Nevada and live on Showtime PPV. Promoted by Mayweather Promotions, this event is complimentary and open to the public for fans to see the first-ever face-to-face meeting between Mayweather and McGregor. This will be a star-studded event that will feature a live performance and special guests. We invite all fans to come out and be a part of history and a ticket is required to enter.

The Los Angeles event will include a special live performance by GRAMMY nominated and Interscope recording artist Aloe Blacc.

I thought at that point: If McGregor focuses on only boxing for six months he will shock a lot of people. He needs to focus on moving his feet and throwing punches in combinations.Conor is a cool guy – nothing but respect. He’s very humble and it was a pleasure to work with him. I sparred him when he was preparing for a rematch with Nate Diaz [last year], because I’m also a tall southpaw. This was the time that the McGregor-Mayweather talk started.He’s got the power to knock Mayweather out. The likes of Gennady Golovkin have explosive power in their punches but Conor has consistent power in every single punch from the first moment to the end of the fight.

You can see in Conor’s style that he was a boxer before he was an MMA fighter. He doesn’t move like a boxer, but he can keep up the pace that he uses in MMA. He’s in and out for 12 full rounds – he does not tire. He’s very consistent, very powerful and very unpredictable. His MMA background helps him.Conor is very smart in the ring – he’s smarter than people give him credit for. He’s faster at reading things than I am. He’s always aware of what’s coming.I would normally box as a counter-puncher, like Mayweather. I’ve got fast feet. I usually hold my hands below my chin in a Philly guard. But I’m not here to replicate Mayweather, I’m here to push Conor in sparring. They told me not to change my usual style. They said: ‘box however you want to box’.

It’s a massive compliment to be asked to train with him before the Mayweather fight. If people see me box they would be shocked.When I got in the ring with Conor, in my head, I underestimated his skills. He shocked me. I’ve had a great amateur background but he shocked me. I was surprised by the level that he’s at. The public will be shocked at what they see.Conor is a scientist when it comes to this sport. His overall movement and skills were of a very high level.They asked me to be myself, but at the end of the day, I’m here to help Conor. If I get a chance to replicate what Floyd may do, I will do what I can – but overall, I’m myself. I’ve got a lot of speed and I’m a thinking fighter.

The thing that’s closest to Mayweather is my build (we’re a similar height) and my speed.Boxers could learn a thing or two from MMA fighters. Mayweather vs McGregor will change how a lot of boxers fight.If Willy Wonka personally hands you a golden ticket that gains entrance to his chocolate factory, sell it on Ebay and buy Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor tickets instead.Well, you might be able to afford one of the (roughly) 18,000 up for grabs for a seat in the T-Mobile Arena on August 26.Starting off with the cheap seats, and we use the term ‘cheap’ very loosely, you can grab yourself a nosebleed from the low-low price of $2,425 (€2,139).

The seats on this level (sections 100-200 in the figure below) go right up to $5,268 (€4,647).An absolute bargain, we know.If you want to sit on the lower level (the purple blocks in the figure below), those tickets range from $4,996 (€4,407) right up to $18,930 (€16,700). The slightly lighter orange seats go from $6,693 (€5,904) to $10,503 ($9,265) while the big ‘fuck off’ darker orange seats can be purchased from $12,808 (€1,1299) to $17,586 (€15,514).Those were the cheap tickets. If you haven’t already passed out from shock and are curious to see how the other half lives, strap yourselves in.See that little pale burgundy (mauve?!?!) section of seats labelled A-H around that grey speck marked ‘ring’? Yeah, they are as expensive as you would expect them to be.

They start at $22,504 (€19,852) but go as high as $80,563 (€71,071).It gets worse.That slightly darker area closest to the ring is the premium “big swinging Mickey” section. If you want to sit there you will have to shell out a staggering $98,500 (€86,895).Suddenly that $100 pay-per-view doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch anymore.