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Mayweather, McGregor meet press before Saturday fight in Las Vegas

Mayweather, a veteran American boxer with a 49-0 record will face McGregor, the feisty mixed martial arts fighter from Ireland, in a boxing match at the T-Mobile Arena. Warning: Live video content may contain graphic language.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and MMA figher Connor Mcgregor pose during a media press conference August 23, 2017 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two men meet in a 12-round contest under boxing rules on August 26th that is tipped to become the richest fight in history.

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) and MMA figher Connor Mcgregor pose during a media press conference August 23, 2017 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two men meet in a 12-round contest under boxing rules on August 26th that is tipped to become the richest fight in history.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are in Las Vegas for their final press conference before Saturday night’s big fight.

Mayweather, a veteran American boxer with a 49-0 record, will face McGregor, the feisty mixed martial arts fighter from Ireland, in a boxing match at the T-Mobile Arena.

Tensions between the two competitors are high following five intense press conferences in three countries last month. Both parties have thrown racist and homophobic slurs in the past, gotten in each other’s faces, and thrown things at each other, including money.

McGregor, 29, is considered to be an underdog in this fight and holds a 21-3 fight record. He was the first fighter in UFC history to be champion in two separate weight classes simultaneously and is currently the lightweight champion of the world.

Mayweather, 40, is the world’s richest athlete and has come out of retirement for the fight. He will attempt to bring his unblemished record up to 50 wins.

Promoters anticipate the match could break the pay-per-view sales record previously set by Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao two years ago, as many curious viewers tune in to see who will prevail in the strange match-up.

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