Floyd Mayweather claims he only did ‘push-ups and sit-ups’ to prep for Conor McGregor

In 2017, the boxing icon defeated McGregor in a 10 round professional bout. The 45-year-old Mayweather, who was boxing for the first time in two years, seemed unfazed by the knockout power shown by his opponent in the ring.

Mayweather claims that his preparation for his bout with McGregor in Las Vegas came from a few home workouts and the odd boxing session.

He revealed,

“For Conor McGregor, I didn’t really train. All I did was do push-ups and sit-ups. That’s all I did. Push-ups and sit-ups, box a few times, hit the bag a few times.”

“Because, actually, the training camp was in different places. I would do a training camp in Vegas a few days. Sometimes I wouldn’t go to the gym for a week.”

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

Since facing McGregor, Mayweather has competed in four exhibition event, including one in June 2021 against YouTuber Logan Paul. Mayweather will now face YouTuber Deji in Dubai on Sunday.

Mayweather is angling for at least one more major payday and is reportedly courting either Conor McGregor or Manny Pacquiao.

Mayweather told media before his exhibition against Mikuru Asakura:

“So, guys like Conor McGregor and guys that don’t really hit hard such as YouTubers or UFC guys, I don’t really mind colliding with those kinds of individuals but nothing where I am going to put myself in a position where I am going to harm myself or hurt myself.”

However, McGregor has responded by saying he is “not interested” in a rematch perhaps because of the shade included in the interview..

He’s since then also come out claiming he ‘carried’ Mayweather in the match.