FLOYD MAYWEATHER claimed “push-ups and sit-ups” were the main source of his training before beating boxing novice Conor McGregor.
The ring legend officially retired in 2017 after beating UFC star McGregor in ten rounds in what was an unprecedented crossover fight.
Mayweather, now 43, was competing for the first time in two years but he was not fazed by the knockout power his opponent was showcasing in the cage.
The American gave away some of the opening rounds, taking the occasional left hand or pawing jab, before stepping on the gas and stopping an exhausted McGregor who, despite amateur experience, was boxing as a pro for the first time.
Such was Mayweather’s pre-fight confidence, he insists only the occasional boxing session and some home workouts prepared him to face McGregor in Las Vegas.
He told Drink Champs in February: “For Conor McGregor, I didn’t really train.
“All I did was do push-ups and sit-ups. That’s all I did. Push-ups and sit-ups, box a few times, hit the bag a few times.
“Because, actually, the training camp was in different places.
“I would do a training camp in Vegas a few days. Sometimes I wouldn’t go to the gym for a week.
“I took it serious. Like I said before, I wanted to have some fun in the fight. I wanted to entertain the people.”
Mayweather announced in November he was “coming out of retirement in 2020” to work with UFC president Dana White but those plans were thrown in doubt following the deaths of his ex-girlfriend and his uncle.
The retired ex-champion had teased a rematch with McGregor and a crossover bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov in a series of Instagram posts.
And if the ring legend has it his way, he would box them both back-to-back in an extraordinary event.
Mayweather said: “I even talked about fighting Khabib and Conor in the same day.
“Khabib in the day and Conor at night. You pay one fee, probably $250 (£190), and you get both fights.”
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