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Mayweather, McGregor wrap up profane PR tour in London

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 00:32

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor wrapped up the four-day promotional tour for their boxing match in Las Vegas in August with another foul-mouthed press conference in London.

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SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JULY 15, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. VARIOUS OF MAYWEATHER AND MCGREGOR SQUARING UP 2. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FIGHTER, CONOR MCGREGOR, SAYING: "This is my first time in a boxing ring and in six weeks, I run boxing!" 3. MAYWEATHER AND MCGREGOR SQUARING UP STORY: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor wrapped up the four-day promotional tour for their boxing match in Las Vegas in August with another foul-mouthed press conference, this time in front of thousands of fans at the Wembley Arena in London. The undefeated American Mayweather and the UFC lightweight champ McGregor of Ireland traded many of the same crude jibes used at previous events in Los Angeles, Toronto and New York. After a four-day war of words, the focus now switches to the fight itself. Celebrating his 29th birthday and wearing another sharp suit, McGregor once again spoke first, and he wasted no time firing insults at Mayweather and his team as he strutted around the three-sided boxing ring set up for the event. "This is my first time in a boxing ring and in six weeks, I run boxing!" a jubilant McGregor told a noisy, partisan crowd mostly made up of his fans. When Mayweather got on the mic he was booed relentlessly, the crowd chanting abuse and taunting the 40-year-old over his unpaid taxes, but he appeared unfazed. After both sides added to the pile of homophobic, racial and misogynistic slurs aired all week with another round of profanities, the two finally squared off before taking a handful of questions from media members that eased the tension somewhat. Both fighters now return to their respective training camps to prepare for the fight itself, which takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26.

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Mayweather, McGregor wrap up profane PR tour in London

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 00:32