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Mayweather admits McGregor's boxing ability 'shocked' him

29 August, 2017, 00:44 | Author: Glenda Knight
  • Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor

Boxing didn't absorb a hit and it wasn't a work! ($5 million), Wind River ($4.4 million), and Logan Lucky ($4.3 million).

McGregor, who was physically much bigger, was aided by his size advantage.

Eventually, though, the fight got started with both men winning rounds and throwing hard punches.

Amid a summer promotion filled with outlandish insults, McGregor made the most audacious claim, saying, "I don't see him lasting two rounds, I think I could end him in one round if I want". "I'm still gonna raise the MMA checks when I go back there". They would only let him bet 87,000. But McGregor showed impressive skill in an unfamiliar setting, and even Mayweather admitted he may have underestimated his opponent. McGregor referred to Mayweather as "boy" and told him to dance. Conor McGregor was likely the most watched fight in history.

Mayweather didn't look great but his experience, guile and stamina were a bridge too far for the best stand-up striker in MMA, a man in his physical prime at age 29.

But McGregor was running out of steam, and Mayweather took advantage, landing several blows on the exhausted Irishman in the 10th round.

McGregor had been promoting a win-or-lose after party at Encore Beach Club all week, and early Sunday morning, the UFC star made his appearance at the sold-out party.

This is a fight that never should have happened.

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"He's a lot better than I thought he was", Mayweather said after the bout. "I thought it was close and I thought it was a bit of an early stoppage". Of course, the fight was a one-night event, while the rest of the figures cover three days of of ticket sales.

With a fresh glass of Irish whiskey in one hand and a bottle of his own soon-to-be-released brand in the other it basically had already started. Mayweather wasn't going to go after McGregor because that's not who he is, no matter if he is facing a novice or an all-time great.

The number of punches Mayweather landed in the first four rounds.

He even took a dig at Floyd Mayweather. who sat there on the stage beaming as well.

'Floyd is retired now and there's no-one else like him at the moment.

The T-Mobile Arena crowd hardly stood to their feet to recognise Money's achievement and performance to stop McGregor, but Nelson insists Mayweather will become a legend of the sport.

Mayweather was fighting for the first time since beating Andre Berto in 2015 and feared in the lead-up to the contest if his time away would slow him down.

Whether the megafight will be the richest of all-time, as promoters predicted, is still to be determined but Mayweather left no doubt of his place in the pantheon of boxing alltime greats in what he declared was his last fight.

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