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August 27, 2017

Mayweather Scores TKO

by Larry Leek
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Floyd Mayweather started slow but came on strong before finishing Conor McGregor at 1:05 of the 10th round. Mayweather said afterward that this was his final fight. Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports

Floyd Mayweather appeared to toy with Conor McGregor early on in tonight’s fight looking to wear McGregor down. Mayweather knew that Conor had never gone beyond  three Rds. in the UFC or any other combat sport. Once the 4th round began and McGregor was no longer in his comfort zone you could see Floyd slowly starting to come alive.

McGregor who was constantly warned by referee Robert Byrd all night for illegal punches, on numerous occasions would find himself behind Mayweather tapping Floyd illegally in the back of the head but McGregor never had any kind of velocity in his punches and as the fight wore on McGregor’s punches became weaker and weaker while Mayweather’s punches were crisp with PLENTY of velocity throughout and you could tell that each punch Mayweather connected with was wearing down McGregor more and more.

Mayweather began scoring at will from round 5 thru the remainder of the fight and in Rounds 6 thru 8 Mayweather had opportunities to end the fight with time running out in the round each time before he could make it happen.

McGregor was beginning to show signs of fatigue, as his hands began to drop leaving himself wide open for Floyd’s on slaught and in round 9 Mayweather had Mcgregor hurt and ready to go down, however as in the previous three rounds time ran out yet again.

In round ten, Byrd was again warning McGregor for illegal punches and while he was talking to Conor, McGregor lashed out a punch at Mayweather, taking yet another cheap shot at Mayweather in what appeared to be to Byrd and Mayweather’s dismay,  the cheap shot appeared to anger Floyd and almost immediately afterward he began lashing out punches much earlier than the previous rounds, catching McGregor with some hard punches to the head and face again and again. McGregor had completely ran out of gas as the punches from Mayweather were still crisp, accurate and hard.

Byrd stepped in at 1:05 of the 10th round stopping the fight and rightfully so, as Mayweather had McGregor out on his feet and was connecting lethally on every punch, completely at will.

Mayweather said after the fight that he is officially retired and that this would be his last fight.

This Is Whats On My Sports Mind about this subject:

Mayweather looked decent as far as a boxer goes against Mcgregor, but this Sports Mind can think of a few young boxers out there that would have finished off McGregor (29) much quicker, after all Mayweather is 40 and lets hope this was his last fight, Floyd said after the fight he is now officially retired and he needs to be.

Once Floyd got going though, he never had any problems connecting on McGregor, scoring point after point with punches of authority and power.

This Sports Mind could see in Conor’s eyes on more than one occasion prior to round ten that Mayweather’s punches were taking their toll. I also feel that Mayweather could have taken out McGregor in round one if he had willed it, but this ole Sports Mind feels he wanted to toy with McGregor some and also give all the PPV folks who chipped in to give both fighters a NICE paycheck a little bit of their money’s worth.

Finally, Mayweather did however prove to McGregor that at the end of the day or even at the end of a (boxers) career, theres one thing you just don’t do and that’s try to BOX a boxer when you are NOT….

So Whats On Your Sports Mind about this subject?

 

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