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Old 27-08-2017, 14:28   #16
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Re: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor 26th August

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Another cross-discipline non-event farce. Both fighters would like to thank the public for making them very rich .
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Re: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor 26th August

I am surprised McGregor lasted as long as he did. I am not an expert in either sport but I can't imagine you can simply walk into another sport, even if some of the attributes required are similar, and easily win. Professional runners struggle when the distance they're competing in changes.
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Re: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor 26th August

McGregor landed more shots on Floyd than Manny did. His gameplan just didn't work.

Everything about this match was set up in Floyd's favour, nothing was left to chance really. McGregor had the punchers chance but the gamble didn't pay off, that's all there is to it.

Mayweather won't compete in MMA, it's just not doable. So if a rematch is a must, let's compromise a bit. Both fighters use MMA 4-5oz open fisted gloves under a boxing ruleset. Then watch how differently the fight unfolds, I absolutely guarantee Floyd gets cut inside the first round and he gets put away by the third. McGregor strikes against open fisted glove guards, that's his sport, that's his experience. He was at a massive disadvantage instantly trying to pop shots around Mayweathers guard which just happens to be the best in the business on top of wrapped foamed gloves.

That won't happen ofc for several reasons. Mayweather never takes a fight with a fair chance he'd lose and his hands just won't hold up in those smaller open fisted gloves. So I can't exactly say he'd dodge that fight, he literally has a publicly known reason he couldn't fight with those gloves. He gets specially made gloves because of the issues. Floyd could still land with those open fisted gloves but there's a huge chance he'd break or shatter a bone.
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Re: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor 26th August

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Everything about this match was set up in Floyd's favour, nothing was left to chance really. McGregor had the punchers chance but the gamble didn't pay off, that's all there is to it.
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Re: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor 26th August

Was no circus to be found though overall. We witnessed a game of tactics unfold. McGregor came in just above light heavyweight with the idea of putting Floyd away in under 4 rounds. So we knew he'd gas. Any media outlet that claims to be shocked either doesn't know McGregor or is just lying. Mayweather's response was a thing of beauty though. I actually believe he respected Conor and the power a lot and those first four rounds wasn't Mayweather starting slow, it was him luring Conor into a boxing match and egged him into burning himself out. He gave Conor a belief that he was actually outboxing Floyd and no longer needed to put Floyd away. So when round 5 hits Conor really starts to drop off and the power is gone, the fight is won.

In the end it's a TKO by definition but its just exhaustion.

Things to take away. McGregor landed more clean shots than Manny did on Mayweather. Despite Floyd's plan, he got absolutely rattled by an uppercut that he didn't intend on taking, at this point Mayweather stops relaxing and knuckles down.

Controversially, Mayweather is no longer unbeatable. Both Bradley and Khan can and would beat this Mayweather over 12 rounds. The guys 40 and hardly prime though so it's a biased statement. But we can counter that with his blatant avoidance of Manny until he'd really gotten past his peak and Mosley for that matter too.

McGregor vs Paulie next. Conors can only improve against a boxer that's been in rapid decline for 7 years. He's beaten this guy to a pulp in sparring. Is there really much point to it? As long as Showtime back McGregor like hes the new face of boxing and brings in PPV money then sadly yes.

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Forgot to add. Golovkin vs Canelo next. More excited for that than I was for this.
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