Floyd Mayweather did nothing but ‘push-ups and sit-ups’ in training before beating UFC star Conor McGregor – The US Sun

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FLOYD MAYWEATHER has claimed ‘push-ups and sit-ups’ were the main source of his training before beating boxing novice Conor McGregor.

Ring legend beat UFC star Mc Gregor through ten rounds in 2017 in what was an unprecedented crossover fight.

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Floyd Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor in a crossover fight in 2017Credit: AFP or licensors
    Mayweather claims he only did 'push-ups and sit-ups' before McGregor fight

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Mayweather claims he only did ‘push-ups and sit-ups’ before McGregor fightCredit: Alamy Live News
    Mayweather is set to enter the ring again on Sunday to take on YouTuber Deji (right)

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Mayweather is set to enter the ring again on Sunday to take on YouTuber Deji (right)

Mayweather, now 45, was competing for the first time in two years but was unfazed by the knockout power his opponent displayed in the cage.

The American gave a few of the early rounds, taking the occasional left hand or a paw, before hitting the gas and stopping an exhausted McGregor who, despite amateur experience, was boxing as a professional for the first time.

was mayweather pre-fight confidence, he only insists on the occasional boxing session and some home workouts have him ready to face McGregor in Las Vegas.

He told Drink Champs last year: “For Conor McGregor, I haven’t really trained.

“All I did was do push-ups and sit-ups. That’s all I did. Do push-ups and sit-ups, box multiple times, punch the bag multiple times.

“Because actually the training camp was in different places.

“I would do training camp in Vegas for a few days. Sometimes I didn’t go to the gym for a week.

“I took it seriously. Like I said before, I wanted to have fun in the fight. I wanted to entertain people.

Mayweather has fought in four exhibition fights since facing McGregor, including a June 2021 fight with YouTuber Logan Paul.

The 50-0 champion is now ready to face another YouTube star Deji in Dubai on Sunday.

Mayweather could also McGregor rematch with Money’s team in talks with UFC star’s team for two-fight deal which will see the pair meet again in the boxing ring – followed by a second MMA bout.

It has been reported that the clash could net a club record £1.3billion salary to be split between the two fighters.

Both games will be for an official record and the Mayweather is even set to put his TBE mark – The Best Ever – up for grabs, according to an insider.

And the matches will take place in Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia in 2023 if the contracts are established.

    Mayweather claims he did minimal boxing practice before facing McGregor

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Mayweather claims he did minimal boxing practice before facing McGregorCredit: Alamy Live News
    McGregor made his professional boxing debut against Mayweather

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McGregor made his professional boxing debut against MayweatherCredit: Getty Images – Getty

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Richard V. Johnson