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Mayweather VS McGregor-Brawler or Boxer?

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Mayweather VS McGregor-Brawler or Boxer?

 

Almost two weeks from now the fight everyone is waiting for will be decided. Taking a closer look at Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, we can almost decide now for ourselves.  But let’s humor ourselves and look at the tale of the tape and you can comment below on who you predict to win.

Defense– Advantage Mayweather.

When he retired in 2015, Mayweather owned a boxing-best plus -24.5 plus/minus rating per CompuBox. He landed 43.4 percent of his punches. His opponents landed only 18.9 percentage to Fight Metric, McGregor has defended only 57 percent of strikes during his UFC career, worst of any current male champ

Endurance- Advantage Mayweather

In 49 fights, Mayweather has only 26 knockouts. He has made it look easy-going through 12 rounds in his last 7 fights. Every bout but one has been set for the championship distance.

Mcgregor has finished half his bouts inside the opening round. He has only fought past the third round once.

Durability- Even

Mayweather has only been knocked down once. McGregor, well, he has a beard don’t he?

Speed- Mayweather

Mayweather has always been known for his quickness of hands and feet. Even at age 40 in his final fight; his speed and reflexes were on spot.

McGregor isn’t so quick. His speed his by deception. He is fast because he knows his opponents next move and gets in their head.

Power– McGregor

Yes McGregor. The KO power of his left hand has made him millions with 85 percent of his wins coming from knockouts.

Mayweather’s KO rating is only a 53 percent. Power his not his game and his last knockout came in 2011.

Experience- Mayweather

He has seen it all. Bronze medal in 1996 Olympics. He has faced almost every big name of  his time and done so in the most crucible of the sport’s biggest stage.

McGregor has roots in Ireland’s Crumlin Boxing Club. He has always felt comfortable in the pocket, but now, he is fighting under different rules.

Does Conor McGregor have what it takes to go the distance against one of the best boxer’s ever? Can Floyd Mayweather survive the McGregor’s powerful left hand and avoid an early knockout.  If the bout goes past the few rounds, I would put my money on Mayweather for sure, but then again, have you ever seen an Irishman fight? It is going to be one heck of a fight that I think both fighters are going to know once and for all what they are really made of.

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Conor McGregor Opens Up On Instagram About Loss To Mayweather

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McGregor Speaks Out On Loss

Any great fighter in the world, whether at pro status or not, should always show respect to his opponent; win or lose. I believe that is exactly what Conor McGregor has done on Instagram.

Floyd Mayweather proved to the world that he is the best pound for pound boxer and may even be the best fighter we have ever seen. After all the trash talk and animosity that went on before the Super Fight, Mr. McGregor seems humble and appreciative of Mayweather and spoke out on Instagram about his experience going toe to toe with the Goat.

Just coming back around after a whirlwind couple of days. Thank you to all the fans for the support of the fight and the event!Without your support we as fighters are nothing so I thank you all! Thank you to my team of coaches and training partners!

I had an amazing team and It truly was an amazing and enjoyable camp, and honestly, I feel with just a little change in certain areas of the prep, we could have built the engine for 12 full rounds under stress, and got the better result on the night.

Getting to 12 rounds alone in practice was always the challenge in this camp. We started slowly getting to the 12 and decreasing the stress in the rounds the closer it got to 12. I think for the time we had, 10 weeks in camp, it had to be done this way. If I began with a loaded 12 rounds under much stress I would have only hit a brick wall and lost progress as a result and potentially not made the fight.

A little more time and we could have made the 12 cleanly, while under more stress, and made it thru the later rounds in the actual fight.

I feel every decision we made at each given time was the correct decision, and I am proud of everyone of my team for what we done in the short time that we done it. 30 minutes was the longest I have fought in a ring or cage or anywhere. Surpassing my previous time of 25 minutes.

I am happy for the experience and happy to take all these great lessons with me and implement them into my camp going forward. Another day another lesson!

Congrats to Floyd on a well fought match. Very experienced and methodical in his work. I wish him well in retirement. He is a heck of a boxer. His experience, his patience and his endurance won him this fight hands down.

I always told him he was not a fighter but a boxer. But sharing the ring with him he is certainly a solid fighter. Strong in the clinch. Great understanding of frames and head position. He has some very strong tools he could bring into an MMA game for sure. Here is a toast of whiskey to everyone involved in this event and everyone who enjoyed it! Thank you to you all! Onto the next one!

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Mayweather VS McGregor- The Aftermath

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Mayweather VS McGregor- The Aftermath

The fight of the year is behind us. As the dust settles in Las Vegas and we look forward to what is ahead; questions abound.

Conor McGregor came out strong in the first 3 rounds but the boxing champ Floyd Mayweather was the one to finish strong with a TKO in the 10th round.

The Irishmen was spent and out of gas as he leaned on the ropes in round 10. Mayweather looked as if he was ready to fight another 10 as he was poised and kept firing blows that caused the referee to step in and stop the fight, thus giving Mayweather the victory.

Conor McGregor will more than likely return to the octagon to defend his belt in his division but one has to question, Will we see McGregor in a boxing match again? Will Mayweather enjoy his retirement or fight again? Will there be more crossover matches like this one. Is Boxing the dominant discipline in martial arts?

After all the trash talk, the hype, and excitement I am sure we will see more great match-ups in the future.

Did the fight end the way you thought it would? Were you cheering for Mayweather or McGregor? Do you think McGregor should box again or stay with MMA? According to UFC President Dana White, McGregor should stick with MMA where he can use all his weapons.

Most experts agree that McGregor did perform impressively but landing 111 blows in less than 10 rounds took away McGregor’s stamina and thus cost him the match. McGregor his now a free agent and he has stated he wants to fight again this year.

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McGregor Vs Mayweather: The Fight Out of the Ring Continues

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The Fight Out of the Ring Continues. Round 4. Fight!

A fight we never thought would happen is happening. A UFC Champion vs a Boxing champion.

In a 4-legged tour to promote the once-in-a-lifetime boxing match, both fighters have had some heated words. And now they have the attention of the LGBT community.

Conor McGregor was criticized for what many felt were racially insensitive remarks during the first three stops of the world tour to promote the Aug. 26th fight.

Now, on the last stop of the tour, it is Mayweather who has come back swinging hard and in the process, caught the attention of the LGBT community.

Mayweather used an anti-gay slur during a rant against McGregor, UFC’s lightweight champ.
The slur was quickly condemned by LGBT activists in the sports community.

“Athlete Ally strongly condemns the homophobic slur used by Floyd Mayweather,” Hudson Taylor, executive director of the LGBT group Athlete Ally, said in an email to USA TODAY Sports. “Resorting to homophobic and racial epithets is shameful no matter how or why one uses them.”

The claims of racism leveled against McGregor first arose during the first legs of the tour in Los Angeles and Toronto when he told Mayweather ‘dance for me, boy’ – a phrase that has racial overtones. And in trying to defuse the situation when on stage at the Barclays Centre in New York, the UFC lightweight champion only inflamed it.

‘All of the media seem to be saying that I am against black people. But do they not know that I am half black? I’m half-black from the bellybutton down,’ McGregor said.

” If Mayweather truly has the utmost respect for the LGBT community, he wouldn’t resort to using slurs that perpetuate anti-LGBT stigma and hate.”, responded a representative for Mayweather

Addressing McGregor’s alleged involvement, Hudson Taylor said the following,

“Resorting to homophobic and racial epithets is shameful no matter how or why one uses them.”

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