Floyd Mayweather’s annihilation over Conor McGregor wasn’t a specific stun result, with most intellectuals, specialists, fans and bookies foreseeing a win for Mayweather.
Be that as it may, McGregor managed to shock a great deal of specialists and fans, who were asserting the MMA star wouldn’t arrive a solitary punch on Mayweather.
This means that only Canelo, with 117, has been able to land more punches on the boxing champ. Impressive.
So, not only did he manage to land 30 more punches than Manny Pacquiao but he also did it in two fewer rounds. In fact, according to stats from Boxing Scene, McGregor was able to land more power punches than Pacquiao was even able to land total punches.
Not bad for a fella up against an undefeated world champion in his first ever professional boxing match.
Speaking about his competitor after the fight. Mayweather said: “He is a tough competitor and I thought we gave the fans what they wanted to see.
“He is a lot better than I thought he was, he used different angles and was a tough competitor but I was the better man tonight.
“Our game-plan was to take our time, let him shoot all his heavy shots early on and then take him down at the end, down the stretch.
“We know in the MMA he fights 25 minutes real hard and after that he starts to slow down. I guaranteed this fight wouldn’t go the distance. A win is a win.”
Meanwhile, McGregor expressed his frustration at the fight being stopped: “I had a bit of fun over on this side. Hopefully I entertained the fans on this. I thought it was close, though.
“And I thought it was a little early of a stoppage. I get like that when I’m tired. I get a little wobbly and flowy. But get me into the corner and I’d have recovered and come back.
“I’d have liked to hit the floor. There’s a lot on the line here, [the ref] should have let me keep going, I thought.
“No one’s taking these kinds of risks. So, fuck it, lay into me all you want. I’ll take it on the chin. I’ll take it wrapped around the neck on live TV. It’s another day for me.”