Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor kicked off a four-city tour to promote their August 26 fight. The pair will be fighting under normal boxing protocol which leaves UFC lightweight champion McGregor at a disadvantage. He has never boxed as an amateur or professional.
Their first encounter was on Tuesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, where the insults were not only verbally shared, but also imitated on the clothing. What appeared to be a regular pinstripe suit was revealed close-up to be the phrase “F*** You” repeated vertically in the place of normal pinstripes.
McGregor pointed out that Mayweather was in a tracksuit as the crowd cheered, adding "He can't even afford a suit anymore."
According to Reuters, Mayweather, who has been dubbed as "Money" pulled out a $100 million cheque on stage. McGregor told him to "give it to the taxman".
Mayweather told reporters "I just showed you all a $100 million cheque that I haven't even cashed yet, so we ain't tripping on that". The cheque appeared to be the $100 million he earned for his victory over Manny Pacquiao two years ago, says Reuters.
The pair met again at Budweiser Stage in Toronto on Wednesday. Skysports mentions that Mayweather grabbed an Irish flag and draped himself in it, prompting an angry response from McGregor who grabbed Mayweather's bag on stage.
Thursday’s conference was held in New York. It saw McGregor steering away from his tailored suits for a bare chest and a white fur coat. Mayweather was heavily on the attack as he branded McGregor as a ‘quitter’ says Skysports.
McGregor, has conceded three defeats in 24 bouts, all by submission. Mayweather confirmed this by saying: "[He] didn't quit once, didn't quit twice, quit three times!... Real fighters never give up."
This tour has also seen Mayweather challenging McGregor to bet his entire pay cheque for the fight, which he agreed to.
Mayweather, who retired from boxing in 2015 said: "If you believe in yourself like you say you believe in yourself, bet your whole fight cheque.
"Turn the pressure up. I don't quit, I don't fold under pressure. I'm the best and I know I'm the best.
"We're not talking about being at the top for one year, two years, three years, four years. We're talking about 21 years."
Although McGregor believes he could knock Mayweather down with the first big shot, as cited by Skysports, Mayweather mentioned that he has “a granite chin”.
He said: "I've been hit by some of the best, so if he hits harder than Canelo [Alvarez], we'll see. If he hits harder than [Manny] Pacquiao, Oscar de la Hoya, Miguel Cotto or [Shane] Mosley, or any of those other guys, we'll see."
If Mayweather wins this fight, he would surpass the legendary Rocky Marciano with a 50-0 record.
Their final press conference will be held in London on Friday evening.