Floyd Mayweather has commented that he respects Conor McGregor's prediction that he will indeed "shock the world" in a boxing match.
It's been reported that McGregor and Mayweather are close to sealing their deal for this fight as McGregor recently stated that he would finish off the world champion. He then said that he was going to "shock the world" and that everyone would be eating their words.
However, instead of pulling himself into a deeper hole with more trash talk with "Money" responded calmly and said that he respected McGregor's prediction.
"I feel he's entitled to feel the way he wants to feel," Mayweather told FightHype. "The only thing you can do is respect that." Yet, Mayweather kindly reminded the lightweight champ that it would not be an easy task.
"I didn't just become world champion overnight, it was a process, it took me longer than four years, but not as a professional, as professional it took me less than two years to become world champion," he added.
"But as an amateur, I had my first amateur fight in '87 and I wasn't a world champion in the professional ranks until I was 21 I think, 1998."
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