No boxer has been able to defeat pound for pound boxer Floyd Mayweather in his professional career, but a mixed martial art (MMA) fighter Conor McGregor stated that he would kill the American in less than 30 seconds.
The Irish MMA fighter may be good in his sport but saying such things about the unbeaten champ in boxing is a different thing altogether.
Professional boxers such as Marcos Maidana from Argentina, Saul Alvarez from Mexico, American Miguel Cotto are all great pugilists, who fought against Mayweather with the hope of defeating the American for the first time in his career.
But they were at the receiving end of Mayweather's fierce punches and jabs, and hence finished second best.
"I don't look at a man who's an expert in one area as a specialist. I look at him as a rookie in ten other areas," the Irish fighter told Esquire.
"If you can box, what happens if I grab hold of your legs? If you put me face-to-face with Floyd Mayweather—pound-for-pound boxing's best—if I fought Floyd, I would kill him in less than 30 seconds. It would take me less than 30 seconds to wrap around him like a boa constrictor and strangle him."
The Irish may have always been very vocal in the recent past as well, but with Mayweather having proved himself inside the ring, the American may not even pay heed to his words, as the Irish MMA fighter would be fighting for his first title in July.
The American in fact has bigger things to focus on, especially with the fight of the century on 2 May at MGM Grand in Las Vegas as he fights Manny Pacquiao.
The world has been eagerly waiting for the fight, which was expected to be fought some five years ago and is also expected to shatter all box office records that exist in boxing history.
Mayweather would be eager to maintain his unbeaten record when he faces the Filipino, who is going to his toughest opponent so far. There are huge expectations from the fight as well, as there is a lot of pride at stake apart from the huge revenue, which will be generated from the bout.