Conor McGregor is confident he will "flatten" Floyd Mayweather inside two rounds when they meet in the highly-anticipated clash on August 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The two of them are expected to produce the fight of the year, although most of the opinions are that McGregor stands no chance against one of the boxing all-time greats.
The Irishman himself, though, has no doubt he will be victorious on the night.
Having declared before that he will need four rounds at most to stop Mayweather, he is now even more confident given the fact that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has granted requests by the fighters to wear 8oz gloves instead of the standard 10oz for the 154lbs division.
The 29-year old, who is a two-weight UFC champion, is accustomed to wearing 4oz gloves in the UFC, and he believes Mayweather will struggle to make it out of the second round.
"I wouldn't be surprised if I go out there and flatten him in the first exchange, I don't see him lasting two rounds in these 8oz gloves," McGregor told Sky Sports News.
"Part of me wants to showcase a little more, we'll see, I don't believe he will last two rounds - believe he will be unconscious before then."
These claims come not long after McGregor's long-time MMA coach John Kavanagh predicted a six-round victory for his fighter, in case Mayweather backs up and absorbs shots, or a one-round fight, if "Money" goes forward and exchanges.
The Irishman's bold comments and cocky behaviour got the boxing fans excited about his chances.
Even though Floyd Mayweather posted a video of him eating burgers to "to keep that weight on", he is not taking the fight for granted.
Chris Eubank Jr, who is a part of his camp, assured that the American is in the shape of his life, saying: "Mayweather's in just as good a shape as he was against Maidana, and when I watched him train for Pacquiao."
Whatever the case is, McGregor and all boxing fans should not forget that Mayweather has never lost a professional fight, and never even been knocked down.
Maybe the unusual style and aggressiveness McGregor possesses are the key for changing that and making history.
We will see, but the show on August 26 looks a guaranteed must-watch.
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