Floyd Mayweather: I Carried Conor McGregor Through Our Fight

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Floyd “Money” Mayweather steamed ahead after the opening rounds of his bout with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor had drawn to a close.

The Irish mixed martial arts superstar had begun the bout by looking to overwhelm his opponent with his output, throwing a number of fast, powerful combinations in hopes that he would be able to put away the veteran boxing legend early.

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Once the first few rounds had wound down, Mayweather began to power forward, eventually taking McGregor into the tenth round where he would TKO the fatiguing fighter along the ropes.

Many had believed they would see Mayweather destroy McGregor in the first few rounds, but rather, McGregor put on a good fight before his lack of cardio and boxing pedigree allowed Mayweather to bite back and secure the victory.

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In a new video posted on social media, Mayweather criticised boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya for trying to secure a boxing match with McGregor after initially being critical of the Irishman’s debut professional boxing matchup being against Mayweather.

“When Oscar de la Hoya, the same one that was talking about me fighting Conor McGregor, he was trying to protest and stop the fight!” Mayweather said.

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“Now he’s trying to fight Conor McGregor. Is he a hypocrite or is he back on coke again? That man, that boy still snorting the lines. Still snorting the lines!”

“Everybody try to protest the Mayweather McGregor fight. But I’m gonna tell you all the truth. You know I carried McGregor? You know I made it look good for y’all?”

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Mayweather has been back in the gym of late, looking just as strong and quick to pull the trigger as he always has, leading many fans and pundits to speculate that he may be looking for one last fight in an attempt to add one more scalp to his incredible record of 50 wins and 0 losses.

Do you think we’ll ever see Mayweather back in the ring again, and if so, who would he take on? Check out the full video in the player below and let us know your thoughts!