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Sport McGregor, Mayweather continue war of words in Toronto

09:20  13 july  2017
09:20  13 july  2017 Source:   reuters.com

Conor McGregor honing boxing skills ahead of Floyd Mayweather showdown

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(Reuters) - Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather is the heavy favourite to win his bout against mixed marital arts champion Conor McGregor but the Irishman again won the war of words at their media conference in Toronto on Wednesday.

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather is the heavy favourite to win his bout against mixed marital arts champion Conor McGregor but the Irishman again won the war of words at their media conference in Toronto on Wednesday.

Boxing: Mayweather vs McGregor-World Tour © REUTERS Boxing: Mayweather vs McGregor-World Tour

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather is the heavy favourite to win his bout against mixed marital arts champion Conor McGregor but the Irishman again won the war of words at their media conference in Toronto

A day after McGregor mercilessly mocked the American in Los Angeles to launch a four-day international promotional tour for their Aug. 26 fight, the flamboyant 28-year-old again went on the offensive, ridiculing Mayweather's attire and landing a low blow with a comment about his rumoured reading difficulties.

“How do I look?” McGregor asked the crowd, before taking a swipe at Mayweather's bag. "He’s 40! Dress your age, carrying a school bag on stage. “What are you doing with a school bag on stage? You can’t even read.”

Mayweather and McGregor to embark on world tour

  Mayweather and McGregor to embark on world tour Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor to embark on a press conference world tour. As part of the build-up to their fight on August 26th in Las Vegas, Mayweather and McGregor will participate in a number of press conferences across the world. This includes a stop at London’s Wembley Arena on 14th July. The pair will face off for the first time in public on Tuesday 11th July at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles where it is said to be a star-studded event with a live performance. The pair will then stop in Toronto, New York and finally London. Mayweather has come out of retirement to face the Irish man in what will be his 50th fight. On the other hand, this will be McGregor’s first professional boxing match.

REUTERS. Mayweather , McGregor press tour kicks off with a war of words . The face-to-face between Mayweather and McGregor . Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather is the heavy favourite to win his bout against mixed marital arts champion Conor McGregor but the Irishman again won

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather is the heavy favorite to win his bout against mixed marital arts champion Conor McGregor but the Irishman again won the war of words at their media conference in Toronto on Wednesday.

Boxing: Mayweather vs McGregor-World Tour © REUTERS Boxing: Mayweather vs McGregor-World Tour

Mayweather, dressed casually for a second straight day in a t-shirt and cap while McGregor again wore a suit, did his best to counter. “I’m the (one) that can’t read? I do numbers, I make money,” he said.

“You owe money,” McGregor responded, referring to reports that Mayweather earlier this month asked the IRS for more time to pay his 2015 tax bill.

Mayweather, who holds a perfect 49-0 record, was jeered relentlessly by the audience but did not appear rattled.

At one point he grabbed an Irish flag from the crowd and posed in front of McGregor. When the flag was passed to the Irishman he tossed it back in the boxer’s face.

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