Boxing News At Five | Feb 13 2020

Boxing News at Five: Mayweather did press-ups and sit-ups to prepare for McGregor, Martinez set for return to the ring on June 7

Floyd Mayweather says he didn't exactly push himself hard in training ahead of 2017 McGregor fight, and Sergio Martinez returns at 45
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor
Mayweather punishes McGregor Action Images/Reuters/Steve Marcus

The truth is out: Floyd Mayweather did little in the way of preparation for his August 2017 boxing match against Conor McGregor, this week revealing the training camp regiment consisted of press-ups, sit-ups and a few rounds on the bag and in the ring.

In the end, of course, he didn’t need much more than that. The stoppage of McGregor, secured in the 10th round, was as straightforward as it was predictable. But it will still come as a surprise to some to hear how little Mayweather did in the lead up to such a heavily hyped so-called super fight.

“For the Conor McGregor (fight), I didn’t really train,” Mayweather said to The Drink Champs.