By Rich Cheney: Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he’s working smarter rather than harder in getting ready for his fight against UFC star Conor McGregor on August 26. Mayweather, 40, is letting his body recover more between workouts instead of working himself so hard that he’s not able to rest.
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Mayweather says he’s got a game plan that he’s looking to execute against the 29-year-old switch-hitting McGregor on their fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather has said that he plans on going after McGregor and looking to knock him out.
Mayweather wants to make it exciting for the boxing fans because he feels he owes them for having put on a fight against Manny Pacquiao that displeased the fans in 2015. Mayweather doesn’t want that to happen again, especially with this being his swan song.
“I know I’m going to face a warrior. It’s not for me to worry about what he does on a day-to-day basis,” said Mayweather.” I have to worry about what I have to go out there and do. I have to execute the game plan. I’m not going to overlook him. That’s why I’m in here working extremely hard. This isn’t just a fight; this is an event. We both owe the fans and everyone tuning in a lot of excitement. That’s what we’re there to give them.”
“I’ve been here before and I know what it takes. It’s my same old routine but I’m older now so I have to let the body rest a lot more. With age comes wisdom. When I was a lot younger I would just train and train and never let myself recuperate. When I come back from resting I come back rejuvenated and with a lot more spark”