“I didn’t work extremely hard,” Floyd Mayweather reveals TRUTH behind $600 million-earning Conor McGregor fight lasting for 10 rounds

Floyd Mayweather discusses how he had the option of ending the Conor McGregor match earlier but chose to wait out of consideration for the crowd.


“I didn’t work extremely hard,” Floyd Mayweather reveals TRUTH behind $600 million-earning Conor McGregor fight lasting for 10 rounds

Floyd Mayweather believes he didn't work hard enough for the Conor McGregor fight (Image Courtesy- Bleacher Report)

The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was one of the biggest events in boxing history. Even though the fight was dominated by Mayweather the Irishman also had his moments. Mayweather has often talked about the fight in recent years. He recently gave an interview during which he talked about his preparation for the super fight.

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Mayweather spoke about his training sessions and the mindset that helped him get to where he is today. He mentioned the McGregor fight when he was explaining his training sessions with young boxers. He said, “Even for the Conor McGregor fight, I didn’t work extremely hard like I could have worked. I would have ended the fight in two or three rounds but people would have been upset”.

Mayweather majorly spoke about his training sessions with young boxers. He spoke about training with Shakur Stevenson, and Keyshawn Davis. Mayweather also talked about his wish to always give back to the sport of boxing. He always wants to work and help young fighters and has coached Gervonta Davis for multiple fights. Floyd also makes multiple appearances at boxing events supporting young talent.

According to reports, the two fighters made a combined $600 million, with Mayweather taking home an estimated $275 million and McGregor earning around $100 million. The guaranteed prize money for Mayweather’s fight was $100 million, but he was also qualified to receive a portion of the pay-per-view money. In the United States, the fight generated an estimated 4.3 million pay-per-view purchases, which would have given Mayweather an additional $175 million.

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Floyd Mayweather talks about winning championship belts

Floyd Mayweather with his belts
Floyd Mayweather with his belts (Image Courtesy- Daily Mail)

Mayweather talked about young fighters winning multiple championships. “Money” talked about how championship belts are very important for some fighters. He claimed that belts matter only in some circumstances and it is not bad to hold multiple belts at one time.

Mayweather spoke about the Devin Haney vs Vasily Lomachenko fight and called it a good fight. He said, “I don’t know the numbers for that fight. But when you look at Ryan Garcia and Tank, they made great money. That’s what it’s about but it’s also about winning titles”. He spoke about the possibility of Haney under his banner and how he would want him to pay sanctions for only one title rather than four.

Mayweather also talked about Haney giving Shakur Stevenson an unfair offer to fight. The legendary boxer is keen on training young fighters and helping them throughout their career. Fans will look forward to seeing Mayweather in the corner for many young fighters.

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