Posts Tagged ‘Floyd Mayweather’

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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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Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor

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We’re now just one day away from the big spectacle that is Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. The two stars make their last pre-fight appearance today at 6 p.m. for the official weigh-in. Also included at the weigh-in will be undercard fighters such as title-holder Gervonta Davis. The card airs live tomorrow on Showtime pay-per-view.

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The premiere episode All Access: Mayweather vs. McGregor, Showtime gives a behind the scenes look at the international press tour. The fight airs on Showtime pay-per-view August 26.

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The press tour between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor concludes this afternoon in London. Do both parties any theatrics left? The live stream (hopefully) begins at 2 p.m. ET.

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Ready for round 3? Conor McGregor stole the show in Toronto. Tonight, Floyd Mayweather will look to return the favor in Brooklyn as the two fighters face off for their final U.S. press conference. The live stream begins at 6:30 p.m. The fight airs on Showtime pay-per-view on August 26.

 

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There’s been much debate about who took round one of the trash talk between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor yesterday in Los Angeles. The two renew pleasantries this afternoon at the second stop of their international press tour. Check back here throughout the week for continued stream of the press tour as it hits New York (Thursday) and wraps up in London (Friday). The fights airs on Showtime pay-per-view on Saturday August 26.

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Floyd Mayweather was in rare form during an appearance today on ESPN’s First Take. Mayweather addressed a myriad on topics on Conor McGregor, a Manny Pacquiao rematch and Gennady Golovkin.

On McGregor, Mayweather says he tried to make the fight but requires $100 million. As the A-side, he’s willing to give McGregor up to $15 million and negotiate a percentage on the pay-per-view numbers. The Pacquiao rematch and possibly facing Golovkin didn’t elicit much interest from Mayweather, who dismissed Pacquiao for having a boss and GGG for struggling with Kell Brook.

You may not like his demeanor, but not many lies were told. Mayweather is all about the business side of the sport and he’s mastered it better than any fighter in history. For that reason, he gets to call the shots in any potential matchup.