The boxing match between UFC champion Conor McGregor and boxing’s pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. captivated the world in 2017. After a historic build up, and a record setting night on pay-per-view, UFC lightweight champion McGregor would ultimately get finished by the boxer in round 10. Now, in a new statement, Floyd Mayweather is saying that he carried Conor to round 10, so all you savage fight fans would get your money’s worth.
Taking to his social media, addressing the fans directing in a video, Floyd bashed Oscar De La Hoya for calling out the Irish star, and then revealed a little known secret he’s been keeping close to his chest.
In the video (above), Floyd stated, “Wasn’t Oscar de la Hoya, the same one that was talking about me fighting Conor McGregor, he was trying to protest and stop the fight!” Mayweather exclaimed. “Now he’s trying to fight Conor McGregor. Is he a hypocrite or is he back on coke again? That man, that boy still snorting the lines. Still snorting the lines!”
“Everybody try to protest the Mayweather McGregor fight. But I’m gonna tell you all the truth. You know I carried McGregor? You know I made it look good for y’all?”
Many analysts and pundits have predicted that this was the case, having little faith in McGregor’s skills set as a boxer.
The compustrike stats for the bout show that Conor was more successful against Floyd than almost all of his prior opponents, landing more punches than even the likes of Canelo Alvarez and Oscar De La Hoya on the boxing legend.
Now Floyd discredits Conor’s success against him, but are you buying it?