Mayweather v McGregor mind games, addresses controversial comments.

Floyd Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend has accused Conor McGregor of making light of domestic violence, through a statement released by her attorney.

Josie Harris, who is the mother of three of Mayweather’s children, was the victim of a domestic violence incident in Las Vegas in 2010. Mayweather pleaded guilty to misdemeanour battery and spent two months in prison for the attack.

McGregor, who will be making his professional boxing debut when he fights Mayweather on August 26, appeared to make light of the incident last week when he was photographed wearing a Golden State Warriors NBA shirt with ‘CJ Watson’ written on the back.

Watson is the man Mayweather accused Harris of talking to behind his back, prompting the altercation.

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When quizzed by current Warriors player Draymond Green on why he was wearing the jersey, McGregor commented: “That’s CJ Watson mate. I don’t know who the f*** you are. No disrespect tho kid, keep hustling and stay in school.

“Now ask yourself why I’m rocking CJ when I don’t know or give a f*** about basketball. I dribble heads off the floor. Not a ball. This is no game here, kid.”

McGregor’s comment was quickly shared thousands of times across various social media platforms, but in a statement released to American news site TMZ, Harris has criticised McGregor for wearing the deliberately inflammatory shirt.

“The Watson reference relates to the early-morning hours of September 9, 2010 when Mayweather attacked and beat Harris in front of her and Mayweather’s three children – acts of domestic violence that were incited in part by Mayweather’s jealousy over a suspected relationship between Harris and Watson,” the statement notes.

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“McGregor’s exploitation of the events surrounding Mayweather’s violent beating of Harris, for the sole purpose of promoting an upcoming boxing match … demonstrates not only an insensitivity toward the emotional wellbeing and privacy of the victim of Mayweather’s domestic violence, but also a general disregard for the physical and emotional trauma and long-lasting psychological impacts suffered by victims of domestic abuse.

“Although McGregor played no part in Mayweather’s physical and emotional abuse of Harris, his exploitation of the events of September 9, 2010, for publicity, entertainment and personal gain demonstrates a lack of sensitivity toward Harris and her three children who witnessed Mayweather’s violence and the trauma they have suffered, and continue to suffer, as a result of Mayweather’s conduct.

“By sensationalizing Mayweather’s past acts of domestic violence in disregard for the privacy and wellbeing of those who have suffered at the hands of an abuser, further compounding the emotional and psychological trauma, shaming, humiliation, blaming and embarrassment suffered by so many victims.”

The statement then concludes with a direct plea for McGregor to refrain from making light of the incident in the future.

“On behalf of Josie Harris, her and Mayweather’s three children, and all victims of domestic violence; we ask that Conor McGregor refrain from capitalising off of the trauma suffered by her and other victims of domestic abuse.”

McGregor has referenced the domestic violence previously, and on Janaury 11 tweeted a cartoon of himself standing above a knocked out Mayweather, along with the caption: “Call me CJ Watson!” The tweet was liked over 25k times.

Source : independent.co.uk

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor Fight live streaming at Las Vegas TV Info & Schedule.

The highly anticipated boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor will be shown live in movie theaters around the United States on Aug. 26.

On Tuesday, Dan Rafael of ESPN.com reported that the event, which will take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, will air in select movie theaters. That broadcast will be identical to the Showtime pay-per-view telecast. Tickets to theater showings will range from about $15 to $25 compared to the $99.95 price for the high-definition pay-per-view feed.

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The special viewing experience stems from an agreement between Fathom Events and Mayweather Promotions, which have teamed up to provide similar opportunities for Money’s prior bouts.

“The buzz that my fight against Conor McGregor is getting has been great already, so what better way to watch this larger-than-life event than on the big screen?” Mayweather said. “We brought boxing back to movie theaters eight years ago, and it was a huge success. But this event is on a different level, and I’m so glad we are giving fans another way to see all the action. Grab your popcorn because this is a fight no one will want to miss.”

Mayweather, a 49-0 five-division boxing champion, and McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion, recently completed a week-long worldwide media tour to promote the fight.

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Mayweather vs. McGregor boxing fight

Though it’s unclear how the MMA star will perform outside the confines of the Octagon, the hype surrounding the cross-sport battle has continued to grow.

The fight is projected to rake in $606.1 million in revenue, just shy of the $623.5 million made by Mayweather’s underwhelming May 2015 superfight with Manny Pacquiao, per Darren Rovell of ESPN.com.

Much of the buildup to the fight has played out like a movie script, as a relative unknown from Ireland who quickly rose through the combat ranks has earned a massive payday against one of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport who’ll be looking for a milestone 50th victory.

So, perhaps it’s fitting their clash will be shown in theaters next month.

Source: bleacherreport.com

What date is the fight : Mayweather vs McGregor

 

What date is the fight and at what time?

The fight is happening on Saturday 26 August. While the times haven’t been announced, it will certainly be a late night or very early start for viewers in the UK, so expect to be up well into Sunday 27 August, and possibly calling in sick on Monday 28.
Where is the fight taking place?

The bout will be housed in the T-Mobile arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. The venue has held major fights in the past, including UFC 202, in which McGregor beat Nate Diaz on points.

It’s either the boxing match of the millennium or a cross-code money-spinning abomination, but what we can tell you with certainty, at long last, is that it’s happening. Once-retired all-time great boxer Floyd Mayweather will take on UFC’s biggest star Conor McGregor in Las Vegas.

There have been what feels like years of speculation about the fight, with much name-calling on both sides. But the two fighters have announced that it is indeed, on.

Yes, that’s right, a boxer with a 49-0 record facing a man who has never taken part in a professional boxing fight.

Mayweather retired in 2015 with an unblemished 49-0 professional boxing record.

He is widely regarded as one of the best defensive fighters ever, and prides himself on his ability to evade punishment with his skillful movement about the ring while making adjustments against opponents on the fly.

A win for Mayweather would move him ahead of former heavyweight great Rocky Marciano, who also retired with a perfect 49-0 career record.

McGregor, the UFC’s reigning lightweight champion and former featherweight champion, is known as much for his bravado as for his explosive knockout power inside an MMA octagon.

Floyd Mayweather Request to Fight August 26 with Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather Request to Fight August 26 with Conor McGregor. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is reportedly eyeing Aug. 26 for his prospective fight with UFC star Conor McGregor.

ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael reported Monday that Mayweather Promotions plans to make a formal request with the Nevada State Athletic Commission to finalize the August date.

According to Rafael, Mayweather Promotions originally wanted to go before the commission Wednesday but shelved the motion for the time being—likely because Mayweather hasn’t finalized a fight date with McGregor.

In a May 17 appearance on TNT during the network’s NBA playoffs coverage, UFC President Dana White said McGregor’s side had completed negotiations for the event, with Mayweather the remaining holdout.

An August fight would make sense, even though promoters would have only two-and-a-half months to hype the bout. Excitement for Mayweather vs. McGregor fight has arguably been building for more than a year, considering Mayweather first created a mock poster for the fight in May 2016.

All parties involved would also likely prefer to get ahead of the Gennady Golovkin-Saul Alvarez fight, which has been confirmed for Sept. 16. White said he envisioned the same date for Mayweather-McGregor fight 2017 .

Golovkin-Alvarez is easily the biggest matchup in boxing right now, and by scheduling their fight after that highly anticipated pay-per-view, Mayweather and McGregor fight 2017 would risk losing fans who intend to buy only one of the shows. Copied from bleacher report