(SL) –Floyd Mayweather still has all of his bragging rights intact after defeating Conor McGregor in 10 rounds. McGregor may be a fighter but there’s a level of skill and pace that comes with boxing. He seemed tired early and that’s exactly what Floyd wanted.
Strategic like when Rocky beat the Russian in Rocky 4. Floyd let McGregor throw his heart out in the first three rounds and then went on the attack. His strategy from the beginning, he says, was to take his time and pace McGregor out.
And like a true champion, McGregor pointed out that Floyd switched his style of fighting three different times during the match. He was expecting the champ to maneuver this way.
“I thought it was close,’ a defiant McGregor argued. ‘I thought I had him in the early rounds. I thought he was getting me in the middle toward the end. ‘But where was the final two rounds? Let me wobble back to me corner. Let me try and recompose myself. You’ve got to put me out.”
For Floyd, who most estimate will take home a cool $100 -200 million for the fight, promises this is indeed his last. Surpassing Marciano’s 49-0 record, Mayweather is comfortable with 50-0 and ready to dip his gloves in gold and hang them up for good.
McGregor will earn $30-$100 Million when it’s all said and done. Cheers to a great fight!