Mayweather knew what he was doing in that Mcgregor clearly punched himself out. He was throwing a lot but did he ever hurt Mayweather? Apart from the big uppercut in the 1st I struggle to think of any heavy shots he landed.
It wasn't a farce at all but Mayweather often starts slow whilst he works opponents out. Once he realised McGregor wasn't going to hurt him and didn't have the guile to catch him clean he let him throw his shots in the early rounds before planting his feet and throwing his own from the mid 4th onwards.
Malignaggi wants to fight McGregor on St Patricks Day next year.
Paulie is so far past his best and so much smaller that McGregor actually has a chance imo. I wonder how easy McGregor will find it to go back to UFC. He made $27M from 2 fights last year in MMA. Whilst every boxing fight isn't against a draw like Mayweather, if he could establish himself at welterweight or light middleweight (and he'd be parachuted in near the top end) he could make a more than that boxing.
I'd give him a chance of beating Malignaggi, but is it that big a draw that it'll get arranged?
While plenty wanted to see this fight, there's no going to be a great clamour for a fight with PM.
I must be one of the few people who think McGregor comes out of it better than Floyd. It took Floyd almost 10 rounds to beat a guy who has never had a professional boxing contest previously and that was wearing 8oz gloves. Can you imagine Sugar Ray Leonard or Tommy Hearns taking 10 rounds to dispose of him? Yes he is more of a defensive fighter but he didn't fight particularly defensive last night.
Fair play to McGregor , he has a great chin and fought for almost 30 minutes against the best boxer of his generation. If the roles were to be reversed and it took place in MMA it's likely the fight wouldn't last a tenth as long as it did for last night.
It went pretty much exactly as I thought it would. McGregor never threatened Mayweather but equally McGregor is a hard guy and was rarely threatened by Mayweather who doesn't have a great deal of punching power/KOs compared to his peers.
Mayweather would know it's not a race, it never has been for him, so going 10 rounds is unlikely to be a concern or a surprse for him.
McGregor would easily win at MMA, of course he would. Mayweather would lose against a decent chunk of boxers in an MMA ring.
I thought it was an enjoyable fight.
McGregor did way better than he had any right to. He is some competitor.
Gas was with the benefit of hindsight always going to be an issue.
Far from the farce that some were predicting.
However the ref was really poor and McGregor should have had at least a point off.
'Figures provided by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), who sanctioned the bout, showed 13,094 tickets were sold. A further 137 were given away as complimentary tickets, taking the total attendance to 13,231. The T-Mobile Arena holds 20,500 for boxing events and on fight night, Mayweather Promotions stated the attendance was 14,623.'