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Bet your whole fight cheque! McGregor and Mayweather trade verbal blows in Toronto

The pleasantries continued last night.

McGregor throws the Irish flag at Mayweather.
McGregor throws the Irish flag at Mayweather.
Image: PA Wire/Press Association Images

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR. and Conor McGregor again exchanged taunts, and expletives, as their tour headed to Toronto on Wednesday.

Mayweather, 40, and McGregor once again delivered outside the ring as their promotional tour continued.

It was the second public appearance in two days for the pair ahead of their highly anticipated 26 August fight in Las Vegas.

The duo once again faced off, as they did in Los Angeles a day earlier, and UFC star McGregor was undoubtedly the more popular.

Mayweather, who is putting his 49-0 record on the line, at one stage grabbed an Irish flag from the stage before posing with it.

“You do something with that flag, I’ll f*** you up,” McGregor said.

McGregor grabbed Mayweather’s bag in response, laughing about its contents – he estimated $5,000 – or lack thereof.

Boxing: Mayweather vs McGregor-World Tour Irish fans at last night's event. Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

The 28-year-old Irishman, who earlier met Canadian singer Drake, undoubtedly won the trash talk battle after taking the microphone first.

“There is nothing they can do to faze me, 28 years of age. I’m getting fight cheques and promoter cheques,” McGregor said.

“When Floyd was 28 he was on Oscar De la Hoya’s undercard and that’s just facts.”

Mayweather, who talked up “being at the top” for 21 years, dared McGregor to bet his entire cheque on the fight.

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(SP)U.S.-LOS ANGELES-BOXING-MAYWEATHER-MCGREGOR The tour continues in New York this evening. Source: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

“If you believe in yourself like you say you believe in yourself, bet your whole fight cheque, you b****,” he said.

McGregor responded: “No f****** problem. Send the contract, kid, it’s done.”

The battle continues in New York City on Thursday.

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