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Mosley: McGregor Will Be Surprised By Mayweather's Power

Former three division champion Shane Mosley, who retired earlier this week, believes UFC star Conor McGregor will be shocked by the punching power of Floyd Mayweather.

Mayweather may be the best defensive fighter boxing has ever seen, but he plans to going on the offensive against McGregor in their Aug. 26 fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Now that both fighters were given permission to use 8-ounce gloves, McGregor believes that he will knock Mayweather out even quicker.

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And he doesn't fear any of the punches that Mayweather will release with the new glove size. Mayweather has not had a clear knockout victory in a decade - since he knocked out Ricky Hatton in the fall of 2007.

“I will go in and dismantle him at his own game. That’s what a true martial artist can do, they can adapt under any circumstance. Bruce Lee said, ‘be like water,’ and when the water enters a cup, it becomes the cup. That’s the philosophy I’m going into this contest. It doesn’t matter what rule set or stipulations they try and put on me, I can adapt and overcome any situation. And that’s what I will do on Aug. 26. I’m feeling very confident I can walk through any shot and break him down,” McGregor said.

Mosley believes McGregor will be in for a big surprise once Mayweather tags him.

Mosley was the last fighter to Mayweather in serious trouble, when the boxers collided in 2010. Mosley had Mayweather badly hurt in the second round, but he was unable to finish him, and then Mayweather dominated the remaining ten rounds.

"Strategically, I see Mayweather having a great time. I see him laughing and smiling while McGregor is trying to hit him and find him. I see McGregor noticing how hard Mayweather hits, because he doesn't think that he hits that hard.  I think he will notice how hard Mayweather hits and when he gets hit by Mayweather he will notice that it's different from UFC punches," Mosley told Undefeated on Fox Sports.

"There is a misconception about the gloves. The gloves are only meant to protect the fighter's hands, not protect the fighter's jaw. Back in the day, when fighters would fight bare knuckle, they would hurt their hands and break their hands. They had to find a way to keep the fighters fighting. They started with hand wraps first, then went to gloves."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by pugil1st on 08-19-2017

[QUOTE=daggum;17960203]its called group think. the same reason floyd got the decision against pac. floyds good but you underestimate the corruption that helped him get there [/QUOTE] Oh-ooh, Looks like we have one of those "watch the fight in super slomo"…

Comment by GrandmasterWang on 08-19-2017

Floyd's power is similar to the older Bernard Hopkins.... it's not massive, but enough to stop opponents from doing what they were planning to do. Completely different to someone like Paulie "the feather" Malinaggi who is genuinely a weak puncher.…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 08-19-2017

[QUOTE=daggum;17960203]its called group think. the same reason floyd got the decision against pac. floyds good but you underestimate the corruption that helped him get there and his opponent selection helped him gain even more of a cult like following. he…

Comment by icebergisonfire on 08-19-2017

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;17960840]Mayweather hits way harder than folks make out nobody has ever walked through his punches, Mac will not be the first the problem is that lead/counter right-hand, and the lead/check-hook and that jab to the stomach will suck the life…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 08-19-2017

[QUOTE=McNulty;17959933]Mosley speaking the truth. Floyd is going to be using that stab jab. The stab hurts more than you think it does.[/QUOTE] Mayweather hits way harder than folks make out nobody has ever walked through his punches, Mac will not…

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