Conor McGregor has been accused of racist behavior after calling Floyd Mayweather a “boy” twice during the first promotional appearance for their Aug. 26 fight.
As Mayweather showed off his shadow boxing moves at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Tuesday, McGregor was heard yelling, “Dance for me, boy!” before quickly changing his statement to “Dance for me, sir!”
Here is 28-year-old Conor McGregor telling 40-year-old Floyd Mayweather "Dance for me, boy." pic.twitter.com/ocIVgk4oOE
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The comments caught the attention of social media, and now, Mayweather has shared his thoughts.
“We all know there’s only 2 types of boys — a white boy and a cowboy — and I’m neither,” Mayweather told TMZ Thursday. “Racism still exists but you know, I try to take something negative and turn it into something positive.”
Take a look at the video below.