News | May 18 2017

Floyd Mayweather versus the Walsh brothers

'I'm 40 and I'll kick all three of your asses in the same night,' Floyd Mayweather declares. John Dennen reports from a bizarre press conference
Floyd Mayweather after the press conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

GERVONTA ‘TANK’ DAVIS and Liam Walsh are the main event fighters on Saturday’s show at the Copperbox in London, but today’s press conference was overshadowed by an explosive row between Floyd Mayweather, an all-time great fighter and Davis’ promoter, and Liam’s brothers, Ryan and Michael Walsh.

The dispute began at the press conference, as they quibbled over Mayweather never boxing abroad during his glittering professional career. It quickly descended to insults being hurled from either side.

“I’m 40 years old,” Mayweather told them, “and I’ll kick all three of your asses in the same night.”