Andre Ward Doesn't Like Conor McGregor Calling Floyd Mayweather 'Boy'

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJuly 13, 2017

Andre Ward fights Sergey Kovalev during a light heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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Undefeated boxer Andre Ward took issue with Conor McGregor referring to Floyd Mayweather as "boy" when asked about it Wednesday.

In an interview with TMZ Sports, Ward said, "I don't like that 'boy' word. I don't like that."

McGregor made headlines Tuesday and Wednesday after saying, "Dance for me, boy," to Mayweather during press conferences in Los Angeles and Toronto.

Mayweather also commented on the "boy" controversy Wednesday, but he didn't seem to have a problem with it, per TMZ Sports:

"We all know there's only two types of boys—a white boy and a cowboy—and I'm neither. ... Racism still exists but you know, I try to take something negative and turn it into something positive. A lot of people say that Conor McGregor is racist but I'm not worried about that."

Ward pointed out that one of the issues with McGregor calling Mayweather "boy" is that he may get his comeuppance in the ring on Aug. 26.

Mayweather and McGregor are in the midst of a four-city press tour meant to build anticipation for their upcoming superfight.

The bout will pit the 49-0 Mayweather against a UFC lightweight champion who has never competed in a professional boxing match.

While that seemingly gives Mayweather a significant advantage, the fact that he is 40 years old and hasn't fought since 2015 could serve as an equalizer.


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