NEW slow-motion footage of Floyd Mayweather’s crossover fight against Conor McGregor has been released – paying compliment to the boxing legend’s historic victory.
McGregor was beaten in ten rounds on his ring debut in August 2017, and despite winning some of the early rounds, the former two-weight UFC champion gradually began to tire.
New slow-motion footage of Floyd Mayweather’s crossover fight against Conor McGregor has been released
McGregor was beaten in 10 rounds on his ring debut in August 2017
The former two-weight UFC champion gradually began to tire
Mayweather, who cruised to 50-0, allowed The Notorious to slowly burn out before completely taking over in the second half of the fight.
Slowed down footage shared on Twitter shows just how accurately Mayweather – who had not fought in two years – landed on an exhausted but gusty McGregor.
The unbeaten American – who claimed to have only done press ups and sit ups to train for the fight – scores at ease with his signature right hand.
At one point, McGregor attempts to use some of the unorthodox footwork that had worked in his favour earlier in the fight, only for Mayweather to rock his head back with a rear hand.
Eventually the UFC star was stopped on his feet in what has proved to be Mayweather’s final fight.
But last year the 43-year-old sparked comeback rumours after announcing online that he was “coming out of retirement in 2020” and revealed he would be open to rematching McGregor or boxing Khabib Nurmagomedov, but demands £500m for the fights.
Before McGregor made his successful Octagon return in January, knocking out Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds, the 31-year-old Irishman insisted he will box again.
The southpaw neglected to bring in a boxing trainer before his defeat, but has since reunited with his first ever coaches at the Crumlin amateur club.
Under the guidance of those who first taught McGregor how to box, he promised heavyweight legend Mike Tyson he will become the man to end Mayweather’s undefeated streak, if he gets a second crack.
McGregor tweeted: “Thank you Mike, and just know that for the inevitable rematch, with the knowledge I now hold of Floyd’s style, plus under the tutelage of my old school boxing coach, I will crack the puzzle, and I will beat Floyd.
“I promise my life on it.
“It is great to see you back Iron Mike.”
Footage shared on Twitter shows just how accurately Mayweather landed on an exhausted but gusty McGregor
Mayweather lands a right hand on McGregor
McGregor gets rocked after a right hand lands for Mayweather
Eventually the UFC star was stopped on his feet in what has proved to be Mayweather’s final fight
Source: Boxing - thesun.co.uk