Saturday, September 23, 2017
Close  
sports / Boxing

Mayweather warns of hefty fine if McGregor kicks him in their fight

sports / Boxing
  • share this

Mayweather warns of hefty fine if McGregor kicks him in their fight

/ 02:08 PM August 18, 2017

It’s just over a week away from one of the most anticipated bouts in boxing, as undefeated fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. returns to the ring to face off UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

The former is known to be the ultimate boxing tactician, while the latter is a complete mixed martial artist, adept in using both his arms and legs in combat.

In a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mayweather was asked what would happen if his opponent decides to throw a kick or any other MMA technique during their 12-round boxing showdown on Aug. 26.

ADVERTISEMENT

“That’s a fine, that’s a huge fine,” he told host Jimmy Kimmel.

“I don’t think he’d want to lose, probably 90 percent of his money or even more. I don’t know what it’s gonna be, but it’s gonna be a heavy fine,” he added.

Although it remains highly unlikely that McGregor would throw such a blatant illegal strike, the brash Irishman is known to be as unpredictable as it comes.

Aside from the probability of receiving a high kick, Kimmel also asked the 40-year-old boxing icon about the possibility of a second fight, this time inside the Octagon under MMA rules.

“As of right now, we gotta get past August 26,” Mayweather said. “Once we get past August 26, then we can talk about other things.”

A clip of Mayweather’s full interview is available below.  /ra

RELATED STORY:

ADVERTISEMENT

Mayweather unfazed by ‘dirty’ McGregor

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather Jr., hefty fine, Jimmy Kimmel Live
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.




© Copyright 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved