Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. hurls anti-gay slur at Conor McGregor ahead of fight
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has used an anti-gay slur to describe fellow boxer Conor McGregor ahead of the pair’s highly-anticipated Las Vegas fight next month.
Mayweather, 40, was promoting the upcoming bout at London’s Wembley Arena on Friday (July 15) when he branded his Irish opponent a “faggot”.
Footage captured the moment the undefeated eleven-time five-division professional boxing champion of the world told an audience of thousands: “We’re going to talk about this pussy.”
Addressing 29-year-old McGregor directly, Mayweather Jr. then added: “You punk, you faggot, you ho.”
McGregor, the UFC lightweight title-holder, has himself been accused of racism during the promotional tour for next month’s fight after repeatedly referring to Mayweather as “boy”.
Mayweather’s team claimed after Friday’s incident that the boxing star had used the homophobic term after McGregor
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