Oscar De La Hoya Says Floyd Mayweather “Let” Conor McGregor Win Rounds
By FCF Staff
Many people scored the first three rounds on Saturday night for Conor McGregor, including one of the judges, but Oscar De La Hoya believes Floyd Mayweather let the UFC champ win the frames.
De La Hoya, who was an outspoken critic of the Mayweather – McGregor fight leading up to it, recently appeared on the “The MMA Hour”. While discussing the fact that McGregor outscored Mayweather during the early going, the decorated boxer said this (quote via MMA Fighting):
“Because Mayweather let him,” De La Hoya said. “The first four of five rounds, he let him do that. … The punches are coming from different angles. It was a bit awkward to watch, actually.”
“After seeing Saturday’s fight, Canelo (Alvarez) probably would have knocked [McGregor] out in one round or two rounds,” De La Hoya added. “Canelo is a knockout guy, he’s a guy who’s not gonna trick people into making a fight last longer than it should last.
“MMA fighters are amazing fighters and I respect them dearly and boxing fighters are boxers. That’s just the bottom line.”
Mayweather moved his overall record to 50-0 on Saturday by stopping McGregor in round ten. The UFC lightweight champ was making his pro-boxing debut.