Fighting words: Conor McGregor calls Floyd Mayweather ‘boy’ (video)

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor face off (Photo Source: YouTube screenshot)

Trash talking at press conferences before a professional boxing match is normal but what Conor McGregor said to Floyd Mayweather has some yelling racism.

At a recent event between the two fighters, Mayweather was announced and came out shadowboxing as McGregor was already on stage. The assembled crowd cheered as Mayweather showed off his moves and then McGregor made a statement that shocked the crowd. McGregor yelled to Mayweather, “Dance for me boy.”

Mayweather then strolled over to McGregor, looked at him, and then walked away as the crowd went wild. McGregor’s was blatantly racist, you just don’t call a black man boy and tell him to dance.

McGregor’s comment was blatantly racist — you just don’t call a Black man “boy” and tell him to dance.

See it below.


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  1. Ah, another arrogant American assuming that the rest of the world is fully au fait with US sociology and racial dynamics.

    It’s quite possible that McGregor, who has spent quite some time in the USA, knew what he was saying and was aware of the racial connotations. It’s also quite possible that he wasn’t.

    Boy is not a remarkable word in Ireland. In some parts of the country (particularly Cork), everyone is called boy.


  2. Nobody cares that two guys are bashing each others’ brains out, with bleeding, cuts, and possibly broken noses while fans cheer them on, nobody cares that Mayweather is a dangerous narcissist that abuses and exploits women at strip clubs, but hey – McGregor’s a racist!

    Its all part of macho trash-talking before a huge sensationalist fight. It’s like going to the Daytona 500 and complaining about all the foul language and the littering of beer cans!

    Consider the spectacle, people…

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