Mayweather: I must KO Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather says it will be a victory for Conor McGregor if their Las Vegas fight goes the distance.

The five-weight world champion and UFC star McGregor have both predicted stoppage victories ahead of their eagerly awaited showdown at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26.

And Mayweather admits that McGregor can claim a moral victory if he manages to reach the final bell.

“He believes it’s not going past four and I believe that it’s not going to go the distance at all,” said Mayweather at his media workout.

“He feels one way, I feel another way, we are both confident in our skills and we’ll just have to see.

“It is a victory for him. If it goes the distance, it’s a victory for him – in my eyes also.”

Mayweather and McGregor’s requests to wear 8oz gloves will be heard by the Nevada State Athletic Commission next week and the American star says he does not want to hear any excuses from his opponent after defeat.

“He’s said that he’s used to fighting in 4oz gloves, so like I said in my post, I want to give you (McGregor) any advantage that you think,” said Mayweather.

“For years and years it’s just been excuses, just with fighters period.”