Thursday 17 August 2017

Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor New York press conference LIVE: Sparks to fly again

Conor McGregor speaks during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour at Budweiser Stage on July 12, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Conor McGregor speaks during the Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor World Press Tour at Budweiser Stage on July 12, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
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Two days down, two to go. The penultimate leg of the four-city international press tour for Conor McGregor's bout with Floyd Mayweather sees the duo travel to Barclays Centre in Brooklyn New York tonight. You can watch the action here from 11.30pm.

McGregor blasted Mayweather and fight promoters Showtime during the second leg of the pair's media tour ahead of next month's bout in Toronto.

The pair are promoting the fight across four cities in as many days, but after McGregor's microphone appeared to be cut as Mayweather spoke in Los Angeles on Tuesday, the Irishman declared to a raucous crowd of 16,000 in Toronto: "Does this mic work? Then f*** that mic."

Addressing Showtime executive vice president Stephen Espinoza, he added: "F*** Showtime too you little weasel - I can see it in your eyes that you're a little b****.

"Cut my mic off? Cut the champ's mic off? Hell no.

"They're trying to throw me off and set me in an uncomfortable position but I thrive in uncomfortable positions.

"I'm 28 years old and I'm getting fight cheques and promoter cheques. When Floyd was 28 he was on Oscar de la Hoya's under card.

"Floyd is an old, weak b****.

"He's never fought a day in his life; he's a runner, he's boxing's biggest b****."

Watch tonight's drama unfold below from 11.30pm:

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