McGregor agrees to bet his entire purse on Mayweather fight

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A more aggressive Conor McGregor was on top in Toronto last night on the second stop of the four-city MayGregor World Press Tour.

The Dublin light middleweight lead an expletive laden chant against the five-weight champion and generally spent his time on stage attacking Mayweather.

Most felt that ‘The Notorious’ levelled the scores so to speak following the opening even in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

Perhaps the most intriguing thing that occurred though came when Mayweather was on the mic. ‘Money’ would goad McGregor, ridiculing his confidence before challenging the Irishman to wager his entire purse, thought to be near $100 million dollars, on the outcome of the fight.

“If you believe in yourself, like you say you believe in himself, bet your whole fight cheque you bitch.”

A McGregor win at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26th would undoubtedly be the biggest upset in the history of sport, but the Crumlin light middleweight is extremely confident going into the bout and responded to Mayweather by saying “no f*cking problem.”

“Send the contract kid, it’s done.”

While the exchange was more likely bluster, and McGregor’s team of advisors would no doubt block such a move, it was interesting nonetheless to see the Dubliner’s confidence.

The madness continues tonight in New York.

Watch the Mayweather-McGregor Toronto Press Conference below:

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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie