- The Washington Times - Monday, June 26, 2017

A former heavyweight champion is in Conor McGregor’s corner. 

Britain’s Tyson Fury, who held the heavyweight crown in 2015 after beating Wladimir Klitschko, told the YouTube channel iFlL TV that McGregor will knock Floyd Mayweather out in the first 35 seconds on Aug. 26.

“I think McGregor will knock Mayweather out in the first 35 seconds like he did to Jose Aldo,” Fury said.

“It would be great for boxing,” he added later. “It’d be great for the real people of the world.” 

Fury (25-0) hasn’t fought since beating Klitschko in November 2015. The two fighters were scheduled for a rematch until Fury withdrew and vacated his belts because of issues with drugs and mental illness. 

Despite Fury’s support, McGregor is a huge underdog. McGregor has never boxed professionally and oddsmakers have listed Mayweather as nearly a 6-1 favorite. 

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