It is fair to say that Conor McGregor is extremely confident going into his super-fight with Floyd Mayweather.
Experts within the boxing world are seemingly not giving the Irishman a chance in the bout, but the UFC star has constantly reaffirmed his belief that he will defeat the American with ease.
Just a month ago, when promoting their fight in Los Angeles, McGregor boasted that he would knock Mayweather out inside four rounds.
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But McGregor has now added to that claim, stating that he will knock his opponent out inside the first two rounds if he is allowed to wear 8oz gloves.
Speaking in the aftermath of his opening training session, the charismatic Irishman claimed:
"Trust me, if we are at 8oz's, I am struggling to give him two rounds.
"That's the God's honest truth.
"The only reason why I may give him two rounds is because in this game, the referee stops me pounding his head into the canvas, and he has ten seconds to recover.
"That is the only reason why he might get to the second round."
Check out the interview below:
When asked what made him better than Mayweather, McGregor claimed he was superior to his opponent in every department.
The 29-year-old said:
"Everything. I move different. I strike different. I am from a different game. I am from a more ruthless game."
"We don't cry"
And the fighter, who made his name in UFC, claims that his experience in the sport will give him the edge in their bout later this month.
"We get smacked by elbows, and we don't cry, we just have to eat it.
"If we get smacked by a shin-bone, a knee, a foot, a heel, there is no whinging to the ref. There is none of that, you have just got to handle it yourself.
"That is the game I come from."
The Irishman may come into the fight regarded as a heavy underdog, but he seems adamant that he will defy the odds.
With the clash set to occur on August 26, we are just a fortnight away from being treated to one of the most eagerly anticipated fights in modern history.
Can McGregor back up his claims and knock one of the greatest boxers of all time out inside two rounds?
If McGregor does win, how will he do it? Have your say in the comments.
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