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It’s Finally Here: The Money Fight Is On

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McGregor weighed in at 153lbs for Saturday’s 154lb fight, with Mayweather 149.5lbs, before a face-off that drew roars from the thousands in attendance.

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Conor McGregor claimed he has never seen Floyd Mayweather in worse physical shape as the pair exchanged words at a raucous weigh-in in Las Vegas.

McGregor screamed in the face of his rival and paraded around the stage as Mayweather cut a reserved figure.

“He looks blown out, full of water,” said McGregor, 29.

“That’s the worst shape I’ve ever seen him in. I am going to breeze through him, trust me.”

Mayweather, who has come out of retirement for a 50th and final bout, said: “I know what it takes when it’s a fight of this magnitude.

“Weight doesn’t win fights, fighting wins fights. It won’t go the distance, mark my words. This will be Conor McGregor’s last fight also.”

Some in Las Vegas thought McGregor’s more conservative performance at Wednesday’s final news conference intimated he might be coming to terms with the realities of making his boxing debut against one of the greatest fighters of his generation.

But playing to a crowd filled with Irish colours and songs, he revelled in his reception – and in the boos for Mayweather – beating his chest and screaming repeatedly.

“Look at me, I am in peak physical condition,” he said, adding he would weigh close to 170lbs on fight night.

The build-up to the T-Mobile Arena bout has at times resembled a soap opera but finally, at around 04:00 BST on Sunday morning, they will at last fight.

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