After feeling it first-hand, Floyd Mayweather gives his verdict on Conor McGregor’s dreaded power

Leading into the showdown with Floyd Mayweather, the most common argument for a possible Conor McGregor win was a simple one: puncher’s chance.

More specifically, the punch that the UFC lightweight champ’s powerful left hand packs.

On Saturday, though, the expected happened: a cerebral Mayweather outboxed an ultimately gassed McGregor, earning a 10th-round stoppage and heading into retirement (again) with a record-breaking 50-fight unscathed record.

McGregor, however, was no push-over. Not only did he last 10 rounds in a boxing debut against one of the all-time-greats, but he started out strong and landed a fair share of shots – 111 of them, to be precise.

Mayweather (50-0 boxing), himself, gave big ups to McGregor’s (21-3 MMA, 0-1 boxing) surprising boxing chops. But, when it came to the Irishman’s dreaded power, it would appear he wasn’t that impressed.

“As far as his punching power – he’s solid,” Mayweather said in a press conference after the pay-per-view main event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. “I’ve felt it before, so that’s why I kept coming straight ahead.

“Obviously, it wasn’t the type of power to say, ‘I can’t come forward.’ Because if it were that type of power, I wouldn’t have come forward.”

McGregor was also expected to unleash some chaos early on Mayweather, with many pointing toward flirting with illegality as a possible path to

Article source: http://mmajunkie.com/2017/08/after-feeling-it-first-hand-floyd-mayweather-gives-his-verdict-on-conor-mcgregors-dreaded-power

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