Floyd ‘The Money’ Mayweather has come out of retirement and signed above the dotted line for a fight against ‘the Baddest man on the planet’, a ruthless Irishman who goes by the name of Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor. Conor McGregor is much bigger, 12 years younger and is a traditional southpaw. He is a knockout artist who with his left hand has put opponents to sleep on multiple occasions. Boxing experts all around the world think Floyd is crazy to accept this fight, but is he really? Is the Mayweather Vs McGregor another money making scheme?
Let’s not forget a simple fact. Floyd “Money” Mayweather is a very smart man. It is safe to say that a man with an undefeated record of 49-0, acquired throughout a career spanning almost two decades, knows what he is doing. He has been a part of 5 of the 6 most revenue generating fights in the history of boxing. If you think after fighting almost every boxer in the world that challenged his throne and earning enough money to feed the next 5 generation of Mayweathers he is doing this to prove a point, then you are very sadly mistaken.
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For Mayweather this fight is the definition of a win-win situation. Let’s not forget some very straightforward facts on the basis of which Floyd has made this decision.
- First and foremost, Conor McGregor is not a Boxer. He has never competed as a professional or as an amateur in any boxing events, EVER! Some fans would argue that at the end of the day a fighter is a fighter no matter what his chosen his form is. Is that really true? There is a reason Football freestylers never make it as a professional footballer. Sure the main idea is to play with a ball, but a freestyler can’t just compete shoulder to shoulder with seasoned professionals after a few months of building his cardio-vascular.
- Floyd Mayweather has been trained in boxing even before he was taught to read. It’s a part of his subconscious. There is a thing called muscle memory which is basically repeating a particular physical activity so much that it comes naturally to you at any given moment. Let Conor McGregor punch in any angle or form, Mayweather’s body knows exactly how to dodge them. So did all of Floyd’s 49 opponents and they couldn’t even manage to scratch his face.
- The sport they are competing is not MMA, it is fought in a four sided ring and is called boxing. Mayweather knows each and every path around that ring and no matter how fast McGregor moves his hands, Floyd will just shoulder roll out of them and hit a counter. And then there are the gloves, 10 ounce cushions. These gloves have so much padding that they are basically going to be pillow fighting. Floyd is smart enough to make sure that his 40 year old hands can survive the brawl and his 40 year old chin can take a beating if comes to that.
Therefore if fans are hoping Floyd Mayweather to end his career flat on a mat after being knocked out cold by a McGregor bomb, it’s highly unlikely. Floyd has put himself exactly where he wants himself to be, between piles and piles of 100 Dollar bills.
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