Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight: The 11 best, most intense photos from their first press conference

Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather fight

The road to the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor superfight started on Tuesday, and it was with a bang.

The two fighters met at their first press conference in Los Angeles to kick-start a worldwide tour that will take them to Toronto, Brooklyn, and London.

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This is the first time that a fighter as high-profile as McGregor will be stepping out of the Octagon and into the boxing ring, which has led to unprecedented anticipation for the matchup. Mayweather is undefeated at 49-0 in his career, so he’s putting the possibility of a clean record to 50 wins on the line.

While many in the sport aren’t giving McGregor a chance in this bout, the champion UFC star has five strategies he could follow to get the advantage on Mayweather. McGregor, of course, entered the press conference in Los Angeles with plenty of bluster and confidence—just look at his suit:

 

 

Both Mayweather and McGregor were confident, loud, and a bit ridiculous during the press conference. McGregor said he’d knock Mayweather out by the fourth round, while the boxer taunted McGregor with his past major paydays, saying that the MMA star “only made $3 million for his last fight.”

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Here are the best photos from the Mayweather-McGregor press conference in Los Angeles.

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight: The 11 best, most intense photos from their first press conference
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Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor World Press

Harry How / Getty

Best Photos from the Mayweather vs. McGregor Press Conference

"I’m going to knock him out inside four rounds, mark my words." — Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor World Press

Harry How / Getty

Best Photos from the Mayweather vs. McGregor Press Conference

“Everyone knows I’ve never backed down from anybody. You line them up, and I knock them down like bowling pins. On August 26, I’m knocking Conor out." — Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor World Press

Harry How / Getty

Best Photos from the Mayweather vs. McGregor Press Conference

“I’m a young, confident, happy man. I’ve worked extremely hard for this. I’m going to embrace everything. No one can do anything to me. I’m going to have a good time." — Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor World Press

Harry How / Getty

Best Photos from the Mayweather vs. McGregor Press Conference

“Even if he catches one of my punches with his glove, it will still hurt him. I’m like nothing he’s ever seen before." — Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor World Press

GENE BLEVINS / Getty

Best Photos from the Mayweather vs. McGregor Press Conference

“I am guaranteeing you this. You are going out on your face or on your back. So which way do you want to go?" — Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor World Press

GENE BLEVINS / Getty

Best Photos from the Mayweather vs. McGregor Press Conference

“Floyd will be unconscious inside of four rounds. The power and ferociousness that I have, he’s never experienced it before. I don’t fear him." — Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor World Press

GENE BLEVINS / Getty

Best Photos from the Mayweather vs. McGregor Press Conference

“This was something that the fans wanted to see. I spoke to my team and said that the Mayweather–McGregor fight can be the biggest fight in history. That’s what we’re here to turn into reality." — Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor World Press

GENE BLEVINS / Getty

Best Photos from the Mayweather vs. McGregor Press Conference

"I don’t fear (Floyd Mayweather). I don’t fear his limited set of rules." — Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor World Press

GENE BLEVINS / Getty

Best Photos from the Mayweather vs. McGregor Press Conference

“McGregor is a professional, stand-up fighter. The only loss he took was when he was on the ground. He’s a tough competitor and I’m taking him very seriously." — Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor World Press

GENE BLEVINS / Getty

Best Photos from the Mayweather vs. McGregor Press Conference

"He’s in a fucking tracksuit. He can’t even afford a suit anymore." — Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor World Press

GENE BLEVINS / Getty

Best Photos from the Mayweather vs. McGregor Press Conference

“It takes two warriors to bring an event like this together. The two biggest forces in combat sports made this happen." — Floyd Mayweather

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