Mayweather tells McGregor he packs more punch

Floyd Mayweather (left) and Conor McGregor pose for photographers during a news conference in Las Vegas.
Floyd Mayweather (left) and Conor McGregor pose for photographers during a news conference in Las Vegas. John Locher

BOXING: Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have traded more barbs in their final press conference before Sunday's superfight in Las Vegas.

After McGregor (pictured right) turned up to the MGM Grand two hours late, Mayweather (pictured left) went to work on him, saying his punching power was not going to be enough.

"Remember: (Manny) Pacquiao got bombs, Canelo (Alvarez) got bombs, Shane Mosley had bombs. And all those guys are going in the hall of fame," he said.

"One thing about me, I've got a granite chin. The same way you give it, you have to be able to take it.

"I can give it and I can take it. But for me to be 49-0, it's obvious: I'm not receiving it, I'm giving it.

"After 21 years, I've been hit with everything and I'm still right here."

McGregor declared he was expecting a KO victory within one or two rounds.

"I will put the pressure on him and break this old man, trust me on that, we are more than ready," he said.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman announced at the press conference that "MayMac" will be fighting for the "Money Belt" - 1.5kg of solid 24-carat gold, 3360 diamonds, 600 sapphires and 300 emeralds, with Italian alligator leather strap.


The fight is available to watch in Australia via Foxtel's pay-per-view channel, Main Event. Customers can order the fight for a $59.95, with coverage starting at 11am on Sunday. ORDER HERE

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