Floyd Mayweather to face Mcgregor in biggest boxing fight

But there was no doubt in McGregor's mind that he would ever struggle to lose the required weight and now expects to gain as much as a stone in the next 24 hours.

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor prepared for their money-spinning showdown on Saturday as Las Vegas crackled with anticipation for what is poised to become the richest fight in history.

3,360 - The number of diamonds included on "The Money Belt", which will be awarded to the fight's victor.

Of the six main titles in that weight class, four are now split between Keith Thurman (WBA Super and WBC), Lamont Peterson (WBA Regular), Errol Spence (IBF) and Jeff Horn (WBO), with two (The Ring and lineal) still vacant.

"I've said it's not going the distance and you can mark my words", said Mayweather.

But I'll give Mayweather's interest and dedication in boxing the benefit of the doubt here, and say he's going to underline his belief that his sport is the king of combat sports.

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The estimated amounts to be earned after all is said and done is around $100m for McGregor, and as much as $300m for Floyd Mayweather.

Smaller bets are going on McGregor with UFC fans backing up their loyalty with their wallets.

"Las Vegas is ours now".

So sure is Irish bookmaker Paddy Power of the outcome of Saturday's fight that they have already paid out on a Mayweather victory.

As far as McGregor is concerned, anyone betting against him should take their money onto the Strip and set it on fire.

74 inches - Conor McGregor's reach when throwing punches - a two-inch advantage over Mayweather. I'll stop him in four.

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"He's a beaten man".

Aside from McGregor's cocky assurances there is little in the tale of the tape to tip an upset.

McGregor weighed in three-and-a-half pounds heavier than Mayweather on Friday night ahead of his first professional bout, coming against one of boxing's all-time greats. He has to hope that being close and landing one of his heavy left hands will affect the40-year-old, five-division world champion who hasn't fought in nearly two years.

'I've done a lot of this [chatting] he's done a lot of this, but tomorrow it comes down to the fighters'.

"Of course I've got Floyd Mayweather", USC linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams said.

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