Unbeaten boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather has surprisingly admitted he could lose to Conor McGregor ahead of the superfight between the pair scheduled for later this year.
This comes days after McGregor’s manager revealed the fight is “trending in the right direction,” amid long-drawn negotiations over pay packages for both superstars.
Though the bout is expected to take place in the boxing ring, making unbeaten pound-for-pound king Mayweather the overwhelming favourite, he is well aware the UFC monster could come out on top.
“I’m not gonna sit right here and knock Conor McGregor. He’s gone out there and done what he’s had to do,” Mayweather told TMZ.
“It’s obvious he’s done something right thus far to get to the point where he’s at. He’s a heavy hitter.
“Every time he goes out there and defeats fighters, he’s standing up. He’s in a boxing position.
“I’ve been off for a couple years and I’m 40 years old now. So, I’m a lot older and he’s still in his 20s and I’m in my 40s now. So that could play a major key, we don’t know. Anything can happen in the sport of boxing.”