Mayweather Shows Mercy, Still Stops McGregor in 10

Posted: August 27, 2017 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Fight Reports
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LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather made good on his promise to not go the distance by walking down boxing novice Conor McGregor in route to a 10th round TKO.

Mayweather allowed McGregor to take the lead over the first three rounds. The MMA star flashed a decent jab and even caught an advancing Mayweather with a counter uppercut in the opening stanza. But any hope McGregor’s fans had of a monumental upset began evaporating in the fourth as Mayweather became aggressive and unleashed hooks to the body. McGregor was noticeably uncomfortable with the pressure and resorted with grappling and hammer fist rabbit punches.

McGregor tried to anticipate Mayweather’s offense by watching his hands, but that simply lead to Mayweather using feints to set up lead rights. By the middle rounds, McGregor’s labored breathing told the story of the constant pressure and fighting for the first time beyond five rounds. When McGregor attempted to hold, Mayweather now dug his forearm into his opponent’s throat to put him in range for more right hands.

After nearly being stopped in the ninth, McGregor was on his last legs and unable to defend himself. Mayweather pounced early in the 10th and forced the referee stoppage as the fatigue and punch accuracy left McGregor languishing on the ropes.

Mayweather, who vowed this would be his last fight, leaves the ring undefeated at 50-0.

 

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  1. waterurseeds says:

    Im pissed I had CM to be TKO’d in the 9th on one of my bets smh anyways I hope one of the best fights of the decade gets somemore coverage now… WAR GGG!!!

    • Amen, brother! Sad thing is GGG-Canelo held off all their promotion to wait until this fight was done. I have GGG by late stoppage — I really think Canelo screwed himself with his competition level over the last year. Piss-poor preparation.

      • waterurseeds says:

        I agree bro I have GGG by late stoppage too… I think Canelo looks huge too like hes put on alot of weight so I think he will really gas hard late on… Its funny you mention his poor competition over the last year, I think that has been GGG’s problem prior too Jacobs over the last 3-4 years, where real elite fighters seemed to refuse to fight him, so although he seemed to be out regularly he pretty much was able to disregard his high boxing I.Q and ability and take a punch to finish fighters off… I think this why he kinda failed to impress against Jacobs (by ggg standards)… Hopefully it was a wake up call and we get the real genius back, lots of cutting of angles, speed, traps, mixing up head and body etc just a world wind of big drama! haha

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