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George Foreman: I'm Shocked McGregor Hit Mayweather Like That

"He was able to hit Floyd Mayweather with punches like no one has done." That is the view of former heavyweight champion George Foreman, who is still shocked by UFC star Conor McGregor's performance in the boxing ring.

McGregor went into the unknown in his first professional fight outside of the octagon against undefeated five division world champion Mayweather in Las Vegas, where he suffered a 10th-round stoppage in last month's blockbuster showdown.

While McGregor lost the bout at T-Mobile Arena as Mayweather celebrated his record-breaking 50th win, the Irishman completely defied the pre-fight predictions of a routine victory for the 40-year-old with his unorthodox and unpredictable style proving troublesome, especially early.

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"I was awfully surprised because he was able to hit Mayweather with punches like no one has done," Foreman told Omnisport. "He didn't put a lot of shoulder into him, just laid those hands on the right spot. Did an excellent job.

"I'm shocked. I'm still shocked. He frustrated Mayweather, who had to turn into a George Foreman/Mike Tyson-type fighter.

"McGregor switched positions from left to right hand. He didn't have to go by the rules of a boxer. "The only thing that got him was fatigue. Going 12 rounds is a hard thing to do in boxing."

Asked if expects to see McGregor, 29, don the gloves again, Foreman said: "He doesn't have anything else to prove.

"He fought Mayweather and he couldn't use anything of his professional skills," Foreman added. "He had to drop down a level. That's like saying, you can beat me but I can't fight. So why come back again?

"He can draw a crowd. He doesn't need boxing. Boxing may need McGregor."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by travestyny on 09-22-2017

[QUOTE=ADP02;18077022][COLOR="Blue"][B][I]Nobody is talking about Floyd getting hit on his gloves, arms ...[/I][/B][/COLOR] [B][B][U]like you are bringing up!!!![/U][/B] [/B] [B]George Foreman[/B] is talking about [B][U][COLOR="DarkRed"]scoring blows [/COLOR][/U][/B] by McGregor against Floyd. That means getting hit in the face and body. "I…

Comment by ADP02 on 09-22-2017

[QUOTE=ADP02;18073582]Man, you are everywhere protecting your hero Floyd! Just be a man and speak the truth.[B][I][COLOR="darkred"] Floyd was not intentionally allowing this to happen.[/COLOR][/I][/B] Perhaps you should go to another forum if you believe this. There you and your friends…

Comment by Ray* on 09-21-2017

[QUOTE=Johnwoo8686;18073133]Floyd himself aid before the fight that McGregor would land shots because he would come forward and that is exactly what happened.[/QUOTE] Looking back now it looks like everything was in the gameplan, the gloves going down to 8oz, shows…

Comment by champion4ever on 09-21-2017

Don't be surprised George it was scripted. The plan all along was to spot McGregor the first three rounds in order to tire him out. Conor was a never a serious threat to May in the first place that's why…

Comment by Jedi Vader on 09-21-2017

[QUOTE=pasawayako;18067472]Foreman should have known that floyd without IV is just an average boxer that's why I'm not shock that a non boxer can do that to floyd.[/QUOTE] Floyd ruined your life irrevocably.

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