Opinion | Aug 28 2017

The Weekend Review: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor was not a close fight

Let's face it, Floyd Mayweather dismantled Conor McGregor with ease
Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor
Floyd Mayweather during the press conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor was not a close fight

It’s over. Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor met in a boxing ring and it was the egregious mismatch we all expected it to be. That being said, the Irishman deserves enormous credit. Although he was handsomely rewarded, McGregor left most of his weapons at home and took Mayweather on in drastically unfamiliar territory. He didn’t quit and, bar some unchecked dirty moves, he didn’t badly cheat. He stuck to his game plan as best he could and took serious punishment before eventually wilting, and he was pretty classy in defeat, despite some grumblings about the stoppage.

But he was not competitive.

 

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