It could also be historic for another reason.
According to an interview with FOX Sports, Mayweather said that this will be the last time he will ever compete inside a boxing ring.
Needless to say, this is a historic declaration.
“There’s no pressure on me. One thing I can do is fight. In 21 years, I’ve been hit by the best,” said Mayweather. “Conor has been talking about what he’s going to do. But you have to be able to take it. He want to shoot, but I’m going to be shoot it out also.”
He also said this fight will conclude his career.
“This is my last fight. No more fights,” said Mayweather. “I’m thinking about my career: with the Pacquiao fight, this fight and the Canelo fight, I’ve made 700 million.”
The official weigh-in for tonight came in as follows:
MAIN CARD (AIRING ON PPV AT 9 PM ET):
Floyd Mayweather (149.5 pounds) vs. Conor McGregor (153 pounds)
Badou Jack (175.5 pounds) vs. Nathan Cleverly (174.25 pounds)
Gervonta Davis (132 pounds) vs. Francisco Fonseca (130 pounds)
Andrew Tabiti (197.5 pounds) vs. Steve Cunningham (198 pounds)
[h/t to WrestlingInc for the transcription]
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