After making stops in both Los Angeles and Toronto over the course of the last two days, the Mayweather-McGregor world tour has now officially landed in the Big Apple. On Thursday afternoon, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will take center stage as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor go at it for a proverbial Round No. 3.
With two press conferences already taking place earlier in the week, the third installment of the four-event sequence is now slated for 6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. The next stop on the tour is scheduled to occur on Friday in London.
Many believe that both Mayweather and McGregor have brought their respective “A” games to each press conference thus far while the war of words is merely halfway over.
The 40-year-old Floyd Mayweather is a perfect 49-0 as a professional boxer. Last fighting inside the ring in September 2015, the undefeated former world champion has registered 26 knockouts along the way. His knockout numbers are less than stellar, but Mayweather is often regarded for his skills on defense as his opponents have certainly had trouble putting their hands on the heralded boxer over the years.
“The Notorious” Conor McGregor is the current UFC champion at 155 pounds. With the Aug. 26 bout slated to take place at 154 pounds, some believe the 28-year-old owns a slight advantage in this department. One of the best pound-for-pound fighters in mixed martial arts today, McGregor is now 21-3 overall as a professional fighter. However, he has yet to make his professional boxing debut.