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Floyd and Conor Make Weight, Gervonta Doesn’t

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Floyd Mayweather made weight, and his foe Conor McGregor did too, with the UFCer throwing an extra bit of spice into the occasion Friday when he became visibly excited in the groin region as he barked at Mayweather.

The Dubliner was 153 and he must’ve been very pumped up at that fact or maybe that it’s almost payday time, because people on stage and in the audience tittered as his excitement was apparent.

 

Mayweather wasn’t thrown off by the sign of affection or nerves or whatever.

Floyd told Showtime’s Brian Custer after that he’d be stopping the debuting pugilist before the finish line Saturday.

One issue of debate– at 149 1/2, would he be giving up too much weight to the Octagon ace, who we expect to be weighing 20 pounds more than he did today?

Won’t matter–LEVELS, my friends, LEVELS. One of these two is a master at this discipline and one has some amateur and sparring experience.

Floyd then shared he’s dedicating this fight to, among others, Paul Malignaggi. The analyst felt proud of the honor. “Floyd is class, there’s a code of behavior he knows was broken by that scumbag. I think he recognizes this, he recognizes the kind of person McGregor is, it makes him want to punish him I guess. I definitely appreciated him saying that and him taking the time to notice it because with so much going on he could’ve easily not taken notice. For me that was classy by him and was much appreciated.”

Speaking of excitement, Gervonta Davis provided some when he missed the 130 pound limit for his fight with Francisco Fonseca. Davis (see his post scale fail Tweets below) loses the IBF 130 pound crown and the Costa Rican can snag it if he beats the Baltimore boxer, who takes on a black eye for this unprofessional move. He’s being positioned to be the heir to Mayweather at Mayweather Promotions but after this move? We shall see. Davis decided not to try and shed the two pounds and his team negotiated a penalty with Team Fonseca at press time.

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