WATCH: Floyd Mayweather Hits Back At Criticism Of Conor McGregor Fight
Floyd Mayweather isn't exactly scared to speak his mind and with a fight against Conor McGregor to come it's no surprise he's mouthing off. What is surprising is he's defended his soon to be opponent.
On Wednesday night Conor McGregor took to social media to confirm the whispers that were taking place across Twitter that his fight with Floyd Mayweather was actually going to take place.
Within moments everyone knew that the superfight between UFC's best and boxing's best had gone from fantasy to some very weird reality that none of us could quite grasp.
Mayweather goes into the fight as heavy favourite but admit it, you're still going to watch 'just in case,' Image: PA
There's no doubt that the event, which will take place in Las Vegas of course, will have plenty of glitz, glamour and excitement around it. Most Vegas fights do of course but this could well be an another.
But many have questioned if an amateur boxer turned MMA star against arguably boxing's most dominant star of his generation is a fight worth paying the pay-per-view fee for.
However 'Money' hit back at the critics in an interview with BSOTV, defending his opponent:
The 40 year-olds former opponent Oscar de la Hoya was one man very critical of the fight and even called on fans not to watch the sporting occasion of the year. Dismissing it as a 'circus' the Mexican said: "It's a circus show. The Ringling Brothers are coming to town. That's the bottom line. Take a look at McGregor's boxing record: it's 0-0-0. That's who Mayweather is.
Obviously, the person who knows the fight game and anything about boxing or combat sports knows that Mayweather will never get the credit he thinks he deserves."
He couldn't, could he? Image: PA
The man who is 49-0 inside the ring and last fought in 2015 defended his opponent though and was respectful calling him a 'tough competitor' and also a 'hell of a competitor.'
Mayweather has a point about people asking for the fight and then instantly dismissing it as some sort of a joke.
It took six years for him and Pacquiao to get it on when everyone asked for it for so long. Just be glad we're getting this, enjoy the ride.
The respectful chat probably won't last too long.