Was It A Good Idea for Floyd to Fight MMA’s McGregor?
By Daddylive: Prior to now historical past, 1956 Olympic Gold Medalist Pete Rademacher, in August of 1957 in Seattle in his debut, had world champion Floyd Patterson down within the second spherical. The one drawback he was down six occasions in shedding in 6 rounds.
Jack Skelly, in his debut, was knocked out in 8 by George Dixon for the featherweight title in New Orleans on September 6, 1992.
Rafael Lovera, in his debut, was knocked out in 4 by Luis Estaba for the vacant WBC light-flyweight title in Caracas on September 13, 1975.
Floyd “Cash” Mayweather, Jr. was 49-0 when he stopped MMA’s Conor McGregor who was making his professional debut in August of 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada’s T-Cell Area.
Mayweather topped the 49-0 file of former world heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano who held the file since his final combat in September of 1955, coming off the canvas in opposition to record-holding knockout king and Gentle Heavyweight champion Archie “Outdated Mongoose” Moore, 149-19-8, scoring 4 knockdowns with the final for the ten-count.
Marciano was accused of combating his cousins. It was by no means confirmed. A 61-year-old file was damaged. A disputed break up resolution win over Roland LaStarza, 37-0, in March of 1950 was adopted by an eleventh spherical stoppage whereas champion in September of 1953 when LaStarza was 53-3.
In reviewing the Mayweather and McGregor match Mayweather averaged touchdown three punches a spherical for 9 rounds whereas forward on the scorecards by 89-81, 89-82, and 87-83. Within the tenth spherical, Mayweather opened up by scoring a stoppage at 1:05 of the spherical. He earned $285 million.
In Mayweather’s earlier combat in September of 2015 he defeated former WBC and IBF Welterweight champion Andre Berto, 30-3, who was 3-3 in his earlier six fights.
The previous heavyweight champion urged Mayweather to break Marciano’s file. He obliged.
Mayweather was a former Bronze Medalist within the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, shedding a disputed resolution to Bulgaria’s Serafim Todorov, 94-13, within the semi-final.
In November of 2018, Mayweather fought an exhibition in opposition to Japan’s Tenshin Nasukawa at Saitama, Japan, scoring a primary spherical stoppage after three knockdowns.
In June of 2021, Mayweather received an 8-round exhibition over Logan Paul, 0-1. In Could of 2022, he fought 8 two minute rounds in opposition to Donald Moore, 18-0-1, 4 years after retiring. No resolution was rendered in Dubai, UAE. Twenty-three days later, he stopped Japanese MMA and YouTuber Mikuru Asakura in two rounds once more in Saitama, Japan. That’s 4 exhibitions after the McGregor bout.
Mayweather had received the WBC Tremendous Featherweight title in October of 1998, stopping Genaro “Chicanito” Hernandez, 38-1-1, in Las Vegas, enhancing his file to 18-0.
In April of 2002, Mayweather received the WBC Light-weight title, profitable a disputed resolution over Jose Luis Castillo, 45-4-1, in Las Vegas. It warranted a rematch three months later, and although the scoring was nearer, there was little question he deserved the choice.
In April of 2006, Mayweather received the IBF Welterweight title Zab Judah, 34-3, in Las Vegas. In Could of 2007, he received the WBC Gentle Middleweight title, profitable a break up resolution over former Olympic Gold Medalist Oscar De La Hoya, 38-4, in Las Vegas. De La Hoya stopped utilizing his efficient jab after seven rounds however nonetheless made it shut. When requested afterward by Larry Service provider why he stopped utilizing it he stated, “it certain was working good, wasn’t it, Larry?
In Mayweather’s first and fourth fights, he defeated Roberto Apodaca and Edgar Ayala of their debuts. So McGregor was the third opponent making his debut.
Mayweather had 27 stoppages to go together with his 50-0 file at age 40.