Floyd Mayweather has this week reminisced on his money spinning crossover bout against Conor McGregor back in 2017, and claims he could have McGregor in “two or three rounds,” had he so wished.
In one of the biggest combat sports events of all time, Mayweather locked horns with UFC icon McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the last of ‘TBE’s 50 professional boxing fights.
Unsurprisingly to most in the boxing world, Mayweather won the fight via stoppage, taking out an exhausted McGregor in the tenth round.
However, in a recent interview with FightHype, Mayweather stated the claims that he “carried” McGregor were somewhat true, and that “people would have been upset” had he taken the Irishman out early.
“Even for the Conor McGregor fight, I didn’t work extremely hard, like I could have worked. I could have made the fight go two or three rounds, but people would have been upset.”
“I’m glad the fight happened like it happened, because it meant people got their money’s worth.”
Mayweather has been in the ring plenty since that night, however they have only been exhibition bouts that have not gone on his official record.
In what he himself describes as legal bank robberies, Mayweather has taken on YouTubers, reality TV stars, kickboxers and just about anyone else who is willing to get in the ring with him for the right price.
McGregor has not boxed since the defeat to Mayweather, however has been linked to a fight with controversial Jake Paul, who just bested former McGregor opponent, Nate Diaz.