Boxer Floyd Mayweather has finally apologised for using a homophobic slur in a press conference.
Last month, professional boxer Mayweather used a homophobic slur while at a press conference to promote an upcoming fight with MMA star Conor McGregor.
At the event, Mayweather accused his rival of being a racist, before shouting: “You punk. You faggot. You ho!”
The comments were widely reported in the media at the time.
Three weeks later, Mayweather has finally issued an apology for the remarks.
He said: “There are certain boundaries you just don’t cross,” Mayweather told the media in attendance during his open workout
“In the press tour when I said something toward lesbians or gays when I said something toward him.
“I apologized, but him calling us monkeys, you have to realize, we went through years and years of up and down. Black Americans went through a lot.
“But I’m a strong individual. We live and we learn and hopefully after August 26, he won’t be speaking that same language.”
McGregor previously refused to condemn the homophobic slur.
He said: “I actually didn’t even hear that… people are so touchy on words. It’s absolutely crazy.
“If he said that, I couldn’t give a (expletive). I think what he was trying to do was to switch it up and get the people back in his favour.
“I think it was a bit of a (expletive) move to try and instigate that on me.”
Mayweather was previously caught on tape in 2010 referring to boxer Manny Pacquiao as a “faggot” several times.
He later apologised.
Orange is the New Black star Ruby Rose previously sparked an online backlash last year after posing for a photo with Mayweather.
The boxer was jailed for domestic abuse in 2012.