Floyd Mayweather Discusses Strategy he Had to Stop Conor McGregor
By FCF Staff
Conor McGregor was the aggressor during the opening rounds of his bout with Floyd Mayweather, and out struck the latter, but the undefeated boxer says that was all part of his strategy.
Mayweather was largely on the defensive during Saturday’s early action, but as the fight wore on, he stepped up his attacks as McGregor tired. In round ten, Mayweather scored a TKO win by cracking McGregor with numerous punches.
After the memorable bout, Mayweather had this to say about his performance, while talking to UFC on FOX (quote via FS 1 press release):
“I told fans I was going to give them an exciting fight. He was going to land some shots and I was going to move forward. He’s a tough competitor, is still young and has a long career to go. I saw in his MMA fights where he’d come and shoot a heavy load in the beginning and then start to fade. I let him shoot his heavy shots early and then down the stretch took control. He caught me with a couple of punches. He’s got a pretty good punch. ”
With the win on Saturday, Mayweather broke Rocky Marciano’s long standing record of 49-0.