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Mayweather Has Responded To McGregor By Calling Him 'Boy'

Mayweather Has Responded To McGregor By Calling Him 'Boy'

McGregor has been accused of racism.

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

Floyd Mayweather has addressed the accusations that Conor McGregor calling him 'boy' was a deliberate attempt at being racist.

In an interview with TMZ, the boxer said: "We all know there's only two types of boys - a white boy and a cowboy - and I'm neither.

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"Racism still exists but you know, I try to take something negative and turn it into something positive.

"A lot of people say that Conor McGregor is racist but I'm not worried about that."

McGregor faced a bit of a social media shit-storm on Tuesday after saying, 'dance for me, boy' to the undefeated champ. Despite the backlash, McGregor referred to Mayweather as 'boy' again on Wednesday.

When pressed further on whether he was pissed off by McGregor's comments, Mayweather answered: "It is what it is. He's entitled to feel how he wants to feel.

"I just want to stay in my zone and stay focused."

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Mayweather Sr, echoed his son's opinions. When he was asked to comment on McGregor's remarks, he said: "Racist? I don't know what that has got to do with race. This is a boxing match. I don't know what that got to do with no racists."

The two fighters have been sharing a stage as they continue on a promotional tour for their big fight on 26 August. Not that it needs much promoting, it's been one of the most highly anticipated and hyped fights in years. Both sides have been taking sly digs at each other on social media and, in McGregor's case, via a pin-striped suit. As you do.

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Boxing, MMA, Floyd Mayweather