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Conor McGregor is receiving some backlash for his selection of phrases in his early press conferences with Floyd Mayweather.

Boxing star Andre Ward is amongst many individuals to take concern with McGregor saying “dance for me, boy” in each his Tuesday and Wednesday exchanges together with his opponent.

“I do not like that ‘boy’ phrase,” Ward advised TMZ Sports activities. “I do not like that.”

Requested if McGregor ought to get a cross as a result of he is Irish, thus maybe not understanding the racist connotations of the phrase in america, Ward declined to get into such a dialog.

“I simply do not like that phrase,” Ward stated. “I do not assume you must use that phrase.”

Each Mayweather and his father, Floyd Sr., have denied the suggestion that McGregor’s feedback have been racially motivated.

After opening stops in Los Angeles and Toronto, McGregor and Mayweather will meet for the third leg of their world tour Thursday in Brooklyn.