The Mayweather-McGregor International Press Tour touched down in Toronto Wednesday evening in advance of the pair’s August 26 boxing event. After kicking off a day prior in Los Angeles, all eyes moved North to see what would transpire in the Canadian city.
With Conor McGregor’s mic being cut off by those in charge during the first press conference, how would the second play out?
Once again, McGregor was jeered, while Mayweather was heavily booed while arriving at Toronto’s Budweiser stage, with a packed house in attendance. The venue had previously been switched from the Sony Centre to accommodate for fan interest.
The on stage antics continued where they left off on Tuesday in L.A., only without McGregor’s mic being cut off partway through the affair. Both men spent time speaking to the crowd in attendance, with Canadian fight fans firmly entrenched with Team McGregor. Love him or hate him, Mystic Mac was the draw in Toronto, with Mayweather mostly being heckled or ignored.
Multiple chants arose from the stands, including a “Pay your taxes” refrain aimed at Mayweather, who is reportedly in trouble with the I.R.S. McGregor at one point also led the assembled masses in a rendition of “f*** the Mayweathers.” The Irish star once again won the battle on the mic. When Floyd Mayweather Jr. claimed “I feel like I look twenty,” McGregor quipped “and you act ten!”
The boxing champ once again brought along a back pack supposedly filled with cash, only to have McGregor swipe the bag when Mayweather grabbed an Irish flag from the crowd. Upon opening it up, McGregor exclaimed “that’s it?!? That’s it!? There’s about five grand in here!”
Earlier, McGregor spit some verbal fore in Mayweather’s direction, saying “You’re carrying a schoolbag on stage. What do you need a schoolbag for? You can’t even read!”
The crowd ate it up, and it’s clear at this point that McGregor has won over the fans.
Cageside Press was in attendance at Wednesday’s event — check out our image gallery below!