Sunday 25 February 2018

'Come and hang out with me' - Floyd Mayweather reveals the most improbable fight week schedule

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor meet in Las Vegas next week
Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor meet in Las Vegas next week
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Floyd Mayweather has announced a highly unusual fight week schedule ahead of his showdown with Conor McGregor in Las Vegas next Saturday, after confirming he will be meeting and greeting his fans at his strip clubs every night over the next few days.

Doubts have been raised over Mayweather’s commitment to what is the final training camp of his illustrious and hitherto unbeaten career, with his appearances in the pre-fight TV shows including images of him riding horses and taking part in hot yoga sessions ahead of the August 26th fight.

Mayweather, 40, has persistently stated that he is well past his best after two years out of the ring and his latest move will add to the suspicion that he is not concerned about the firepower boxing debutant McGregor will throw in his direction at the T-Mobile Arena.

Mayweather has invested some of his money in a strip club after claiming in vulgar fashion that “breasts, vaginas, music and alcohol will never go out of style” and he is planning to take advantage of his investment in the next few days.

“Come and hang out with me tonight at ‘Girl Collection’ and ask me anything you want, live and in person,” he urged his fans on a social media message.

“All the way through Monday August 28th I’ll be at The One and Only ‘Girl Collection’. That’s right I’ll be partying the entire week before my fight.”

While his appearances may be viewed as a final splurge of publicity to push pay-per-view sales of the fight in America, it is a highly unusual move for a fighter who has confirmed his battle with McGregor will be the 50th and final fight of his illustrious career.

It remains to be seen how McGregor will react to the news that his opponent will be in party mood next week, but it may fuel the suspicion that Mayweather is lacking a little focus ahead of the most talked about fight of 2017.

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