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Anthony Joshua Is Backing Floyd Mayweather Ahead Of Conor McGregor

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Anthony Joshua Is Backing Floyd Mayweather Ahead Of Conor McGregor

Over the past few weeks, boxing and mixed martial arts experts have been throwing around predictions on who will win next month's fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.

Now Anthony Joshua has uploaded a photo to Instagram, siding with the 49-0 boxer.

Speaking to Dontae's Boxing Nation, he said: "I'm with Mayweather, I'm a fan of the TMT camp."

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He also reflected on McGregor and Mayweather's world tour press conferences, claiming the Irishman was disrespectful. Joshua added: "You can't talk shit to a champion like that. Mayweather has done it from the amateurs, people forget he's done it from like ground zero.

"Let's not forget, everyone only remembers Mayweather from his last 10 fights, he's had it hard. But it's entertainment isn't it and he knows how to sell a fight. But you can't fight with Mayweather, he's done it done it from the ground up."

The Notorious was mocked last week after rumours emerged that he'd been knocked out during a sparring session. Former WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas said: "He got knocked out in sparring already, man! I heard that they tried Bradley Wheeler but he knocked him out."

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McGregor's team have since responded, they said: "The guy mentioned by Jessie Vargas is Brandon Rios, not Brad Wheeler. Neither have sparred with Conor."

Even Rios himself denied the claim, he said: "The world's gone crazy. My phone's been blowing up. I've been getting text messages and calls about this. I've never met McGregor, and I don't know who he is."

It's not the first time McGregor has had to fight off rumours of being decked before a big match. In the build-up to his MMA fight against Eddie Alvarez, McGregor was rumoured to have been knocked out cold whilst sparring in Ireland.

McGregor and Mayweather
McGregor and Mayweather
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Credit: PA

In a tweet since deleted, MMA insider, Dizz, wrote on Twitter: "I was told by someone close to SBG, McGregor was allegedly knocked out cold in sparring today. Possible broken nose, shaky to his feet."

But rumour or no rumour, in that instance the Irishman silenced the naysayers by defeating Alvarez easily at Madison Square Garden.

Will he do the same again next month?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Floyd Mayweather

Stewart Perrie
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