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Malignaggi: McGregor is Wrong, Stoppage Came at Right Time!

Described as the fight the fans asked for by the executives who made it happen, Saturday’s clash between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor was only ever about one thing — money.

Having beaten the Irish fighter with a 10th-round technical knockout, Mayweather can retire with a perfect 50-0 record and a payday said to be worth up to 300 million dollars, and the American has promised never to return to the ring.

McGregor, however, is a different story.

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His 30-million-dollar purse for the fight is 10 times his previous best disclosed purse from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where, as he says, he endures “shinbones to the head” as he makes his living.

In the altogether more genteel surroundings of the boxing ring, he made a lot more money with a lot less damage, and his appetite has surely been whetted by the enormous riches on offer.

McGregor has made no secret of his desire for more.

Former two division champion Paulie Malignaggi gave his take on the stoppage and McGregor's performance.

Malignaggi and McGregor were involved in a heated feud for the last few weeks, after a severe fallout from a sparring session - where Malignaggi was helping McGregor prepare for the Mayweather fight.

Malignaggi was ringside, as part of the broadcast team for Showtime at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

McGregor complained about the stoppage and felt referee Robert Byrd stepped in too early, but Malignaggi disagrees.

“I think [McGregor] started the fight very well, actually. It was tactical brilliance, almost. It was awkward, but it was effective in the early stages. Now having said that, the mental pressure Floyd was applying, Conor doesn’t have much experience in the ring so it’s going to fatigue him a little bit faster because he sees this guy constantly walking him down," Malignaggi said.

“Even if Conor was being effective, the constant walking him down is going to cause fatigue physically, but also mentally. ‘I can’t get this guy out of my face.’ Conor’s used to hurting guys, he’s not hurting [Mayweather]. And it got to the point where he was able to fire back less and less. As far as the stoppage is concerned, we saw Conor say, ‘I would have liked to end up on my back, I didn’t even go down.’ Here’s the problem with that: You have to punch back. He didn’t punch back for about over a minute in that final sequence. If you want to really fight, you’ve got to show the referee you want to fight."

" You can’t just say afterwards you wanted to fight. If you don’t throw a bunch back for a minute while you’re being assaulted, you gotta get stopped. You can’t put the referee in that kind of position. So as much as he wants to say he wanted to continue fighting, he had a chance to show that, but of course, it’s okay, the exhaustion, we understand that. Some body shots from Floyd Mayweather, again, the mental pressure I thought was effective and eventually it wore him down.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by iamboxing on 08-28-2017

[QUOTE=Reloaded;17992025]We all know Floyd was about to drop him for good, I think Floyd was robbed of a proper KO .[/QUOTE] They'll just find something else negative to say "why did they sanction this? How callous..etc"

Comment by Reloaded on 08-28-2017

[QUOTE=iamboxing;17991935]He said afterwards that he tends to flail about because of fatigue, but the difference is in the UFC he can grab the legs, arm and use the cage to lean against an opponent, but in boxing he was just…

Comment by iamboxing on 08-28-2017

He said afterwards that he tends to flail about because of fatigue, but the difference is in the UFC he can grab the legs, arm and use the cage to lean against an opponent, but in boxing he was just…

Comment by Sledgeweather17 on 08-28-2017

[QUOTE=Spoon23;17990343]Exactly. Conor lost to himself. Not to Floyd. He gassed out. As a result Floyd just hammered home after Conor was fatigued. A novice mistake by a novice fighter. He overused his own stamina and drown himself in deep waters…

Comment by Reloaded on 08-28-2017

[QUOTE=sammybee;17991754]Conor and Paulie should settle their differences in a fight at Las Vegas.[/QUOTE] What boxer would be fighting guys 30 lbs smaller and fans are ok with it. Put the Irish Gorilla in a ring with a boxer his size…

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