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Mayweather, McGregor press tour kicks off

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 01:27

Mayweather and Mcgregor trade insults at promotion tour kick-off

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PLEASE NOTE PROFANITY THROUGHOUT VIDEO SHOWS: FLOYD MAYWEATHER AND CONOR MCGREGOR SPEAKING ON STAGE, FACING OFF AGAINST ONE ANOTHER, SPEAKING TO REPORTERS SHOWS: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (JULY 11, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. MAYWEATHER AND MCGREGOR STARING AT EACH OTHER 2. WIDE OF STAGE 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FLOYD MAYWEATHER, BOXER, SAYING: "I still got $100 million and I never even touched this shit." (MCGREGOR SHOUTS: "Give it to the tax man.") MAYWEATHER CONTINUES, "You right. I am the IRS and I am going to tax your ass." MCGREGOR ANSWERS BACK - "You aren't going to do shit." 4. FIGHT PROMO SIGN 5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CONOR MCGREGOR, MMA FIGHTER, SAYING: "He's (Mayweather) in a fucking track suit. He can't even afford a suit anymore.... his little legs, his little core, his little head. I am going to knock him out inside of 4 rounds, mark my words." 6. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FLOYD MAYWEATHER, BOXER, SAYING: "I am guaranteeing you this. You are going out on your face or on your back. Now, which way you want to go? Which way you want to go? That's right. Sit quiet you little bitch." 7. MAYWEATHER AND MCGREGOR FACING OFF ON STAGE STORY: Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor traded barbs during a lively press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday (July 11), delighting a rowdy crowd ahead of their Aug. 26 fight in Las Vegas. The media conference was the first in a four-day international tour promoting the bout. The contrasts between the two was immediately apparent as McGregor, wearing a navy pinstriped suit and tie, danced around the stage smiling while Mayweather, wearing a track suit with American flag details, looked on stone-faced. As is expected in the bout, McGregor was the aggressor, wasting no time bringing up reports that Mayweather earlier this month asked the IRS for more time to pay his 2015 tax bill. "He's in a track suit," McGregor told the crowd of more than 11,000 people, who largely cheered the Irishman and booed the American. "He can't even afford a suit anymore." Later when Mayweather, whose nickname is "Money" and who frequently uses cash as a prop, pulled out a $100 million cheque on stage, McGregor told him to "give it to the taxman". When asked about the tax issue, Mayweather said his attorneys were working on it and did not worry him. "I just showed you all a $100 million cheque that I haven't even cashed yet, so we ain't tripping on that," he told reporters. The check appeared to be the $100 million he earned for his victory over Manny Pacquiao two years ago. Mayweather was more subdued than the fiery 28-year-old, reminding reporters that even though he is a heavy favorite, he is 40 years old and that anything can happen in a fight. He said he expected McGregor, who has never fought a professional boxing match, to try to pummel the defensive-minded Mayweather, who is putting his perfect 49-0 record on the line.

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Mayweather, McGregor press tour kicks off

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 01:27