Mayweather vs McGregor: Andre Ward backs Floyd Mayweather to beat Conor McGregor
Last Updated: 21/08/17 10:43am
Two-weight world champion Andre Ward thinks Floyd Mayweather will get the better of Conor McGregor when the pair meet in next weekend's super-fight in Las Vegas.
"I think McGregor will be wild for the first three rounds, but when he starts to tire, Floyd will take over and we could see a big knockout," said Ward.
The current IBF, WBA and WBO light-heavyweight world champion also defended the bout against recent criticism.
He said: "Some people have spoken out against it, but I think it's good, we're talking about it and so is everybody else.
"Even the mainstream media want to know, so I don't think it's as bad as everybody is making out.
"Floyd Mayweather has put on shows for the best part of two decades, so he deserves to do whatever he wants and this isn't a sideshow, it's a massive event."