On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor descended upon Toronto for the second stop of their four-city press tour.
The tour serves as the major promotional tool to hype up their August 26 boxing battle, which will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be shown live on Showtime Pay-Per-View.
Tuesday’s initial press stop in Los Angeles had some major highlights, but on Wednesday, fans got to experience an even bigger spectacle.
While McGregor admittedly was caught off guard during the first press conference in Los Angeles, claiming that he wasn’t aware that he had to give a speech on stage, he came well prepared for Round 2 in Toronto as he hurled countless insults at Mayweather.
Grabbing the microphone first, McGregor came out on the offensive, encouraging the rowdy fans to scream “Fu** the Mayweather’s” on the count of three.
Even Showtime’s executive vice president, Stephen Espinoza–the guy who bumbles through speeches almost as bad as Leonard Ellerbe–wasn’t safe from McGregor’s wrath.
“While we’re at it, fu** Showtime too,” shouted McGregor as he pointed to Espinoza. “You’re a little weasel, I can see it in your eyes, you’re a fu**ing bit*h!”
After McGregor finished up, Mayweather had his chance to come back at “Notorious,” but “TBE” relied heavily on his career accolades and money, which simply didn’t do the trick this time around.
Mayweather attempted to get the crowd on his side, using the same, “Hard Work, Dedication,” chant he used in Los Angeles, but it was to no avail as he was showered with boos.
— RoundByRoundBoxing (@RBRBoxing) July 12, 2017
Although Mayweather challenged McGregor to put his money where his mouth is and bet his entire purse on the fight–something McGregor readily agreed to–it’s not likely to happen ala Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Floyd Mayweather wants Conor McGregor to put his money where his mouth is. pic.twitter.com/akEcJ9ht55
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 13, 2017
On Thursday, the pair take their act back to the states and invade Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
I wouldn’t be surprised if The Money Team was digging up Bundini Brown’s grave as we speak for some pointers and better punchlines.
Who will take Round 3 in the Mayweather vs. McGregor trash talk extravaganza?
Alejandro "Alex" Burgos is a former Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report and the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Round By Round Boxing. He is a professional blogger, SEO Consultant and Marketing Director at Capital Practice Consulting in Washington, DC.