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Floyd Mayweather Squared Off Against Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor, also known as "The Money Fight". Image: World of Boxing
In one of the biggest fights in the history of combat sports, Floyd Mayweather squared off against Conor McGregor in a boxing ring. Floyd Mayweather has made the revelation that he barely trained to fight Conor McGregor in 2017. ‘Money’ picked the UFC superstar apart inside the boxing ring, finishing the Irishman off by TKO in the 10th round.

The showcase fight was the last time Mayweather graced the ring in a professional capacity, despite rumours recently of a rematch with McGregor or long-time rival Manny Pacquiao.

Even though a mixed martial artist beating Floyd Mayweather in a boxing fight seems impossible Conor made the fans believe that he would knock Mayweather out. However, the boxing pundits did not even give him a chance against arguably the greatest boxer of this generation. However, the fight was a lot different than anybody would have ever imagined.

Conor had a lot of success in the early rounds. At certain moments, his combinations even got the fans excited as they started believing in Conor’s words more and more. It is not to be forgotten that the fight was stopped many times by the referee because of the illegal shots thrown by Conor. However, Conor landed a fair amount of punches on Mayweather.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor. Image:World of Boxing
There was a narrative that Floyd Mayweather wanted to put on a show for the fans and hence did not finish the fight early. Many also speculated that Mayweather did not even have a proper training camp for the fight with Mayweather. Turns out it’s true as Mayweather reveals he did enough to show up on fight night in shape but not more than that.

All I did was do pushups and situps(for Conor fight). That’s all I did. Pushups and situps, box a few times, hit the bag a few times. Because, actually, the training camp was in different places. --Mayweather

Mayweather claims that he took the fight seriously, but he wanted to put on a show for the fans rather than finishing the fight early.

I would do a training camp in Vegas a few days. Sometimes I wouldn’t go to the gym for a week. I took it serious. Like I said before, I wanted to have some fun in the fight. I wanted to entertain the people.

Floyd Mayweather last fought against the Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on New Year’s Eve in 2018. Since then he has been away from the sport. However, he just claimed that he has offered to fight Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov on the same night leaving the fans hopeful for another crossover.
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