The war of words between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, as well as both of their respective camps, is only expected to ramp up now that their mega-fight appears to have a real possibility of going down later this year.
Further promoting the dream fight, Kavanagh held a Q&A in Australia and took aim at Floyd Mayweather’s history with domestic violence, and recalled a time that Mayweather’s father actually threatened to knock him out.
According to BoxingScene.com, Kavanagh said,
“I do think Floyd Mayweather is pretty much a dirtbag,” Kavanagh said. “He’s beat up his girlfriends. I’ve watched (vision from) ‘The Dog House’ (Mayweather’s boxing gym), he just strikes me of a real bully-type character, he makes these guys fight each other endless rounds until one is badly hurt. He’s just not a good individual.”
“That’s his personality. Technically obviously he’s a very, very sound boxer and his father was a great boxer. Actually his dad says he’s going to knock me out for some reason I don’t know why. I’m a fan of all his skills but as a human being the way he runs his gym, the way he carries himself – I mean it is a little bit of an exchange of styles like that so we’ll see what happens.”
Kavanagh didn’t spend his entire Q&A taking verbal jabs at Mayweather, he also used his time to applaud Conor McGregor for embracing the challenge of stepping in the boxing ring with one of the best boxers of all time.
A place and time for this fight still hasn’t been revealed, but the way Kavanagh has been talking it appears this boxing match is destined for sometime this year in Las Vegas.
“[McGregor is] already pretty much a legend in Ireland folklore at this stage. But to do that (face Mayweather in a boxing ring) – what can I do except tip my hat to him that he’s embracing this challenge he wants to fight one of the best boxers of all time. This is just sport now and like I said, we grew up hearing you can’t do that you can’t do this and all the great challenges that Conor’s risen to, this is just another one of those.”
“Whatever way it goes, Conor walks away with a lot of money I don’t think you can call him a loser regardless of the result. And what a great story – that we’re gonna go into Vegas and fight the best guy in the world at his particular style so lets see what happens.”