Mayweather hints Father Time is catching up on him

Ed Angeli

Whether you are an advocate for the fight, or hate the two sports crossing over, you can not deny how gripping the two headliners are of the show. 

Pure box office entertainment; for all the predictions, for all the debate of how long the fight will last – which inConor McGregor’s head is just four rounds – the build up to the 26th of August will probably be the most entertaining part of the fight.

Two media characters who are world-class in the mind games; two world-class athletes who have managed to make a fight the biggest event in the sporting calender, despite the likes of Gennady Golovkin going to-toe-to with Canelo Alvarez just a month after.

With many predicting the fight to be a foregone conclusion, by boxing fans fully expecting Money to extend his unbeaten record to 50 wins from 50 fights; it would appear Floyd Mayweather himself is not as confident as the rest of the boxing world.

At the age of 40, coupled with not having a fight for two years, Money looks to be hinting that Father Time is catching up on him, as he conceded how he was struggling in training camps ahead of the August bout:

“I’m not the same fighter I was 21 years ago. I’m not the same fighter I was 10 years ago. I’m not even the same fighter I was two years ago,”

“I can’t push my body, it’s gruelling. Training camp is gruelling. I can’t do it anymore. Training camp is rough. It has to be my last one.” —  Floyd Mayweather 

Such words may well just be there to dampen expectation on Mayweather; but, in what are uncharacteristically humble comments from the 40-year-old are also just a matter of the facts.

Regardless of Mayweather’s world-class movement and defensive ability, the American is still 12 years senior to McGregor; you can’t fight science, and the younger, more energetic McGregor could play a decisive role in the fight if it is to go the distance of 12 rounds. `

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