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Floyd Mayweather Sr. Says Conor McGregor Is 'Gonna Get Whooped'

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJuly 6, 2017

FILE - In this April 29, 2015, file photo, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. smiles during a pre-fight news conference in Las Vegas. Mayweather is being inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame in Las Vegas on Friday, June 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
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Floyd Mayweather Sr. said UFC superstar Conor McGregor is "gonna get whooped" by his son, Floyd Mayweather Jr., during their cross-sport boxing match next month.

On Thursday, TMZ Sports passed along comments the elder Mayweather made about the hyped August 26 bout during an interview with Helen Yee of NBC Sports Radio.

"If Floyd stops him or not—it doesn't make a difference for me," he said. "As long as Floyd beats the hell out of him. And that's what I believe is gonna happen."

Mayweather's father, who also trains the unbeaten five-division world champion, added they already have a perfect game plan and said, "even if [Conor] goes the distance, [Floyd's] gonna whoop his ass!"

Here's a look at the complete seven-minute interview:

Although it seems like a massive mismatch on paper—one of the best boxers in history against a combat fighter making the transition to a new sport—not everybody believes it will be a walkover.

Former heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury made a bold prediction to iFL TV when asked about the fight last month.

"I think McGregor will knock him out in the first 35 seconds, like he'd done to Jose Aldo," he said. "[...] I think McGregor will do him inside one round. Come on, McGregor!"

Las Vegas is less optimistic about the Irishman's chances, though. Mayweather is listed as a heavy favorite, ranging from -650 (bet $650 to win $100) to -950, according to OddsShark.

He would move to 50-0 with a victory over McGregor in his first fight since September 2015.

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