While Mayweather vs. McGregor is now in the books, fighters and fans are still deep into talking about the highly anticipated match up. One of the late topics of conversation has been Conor McGregor’s ability to land more strikes on Floyd Mayweather Jr. than some of the legendary boxer’s most skilled and experienced opponents. Now, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has come forward to clear the air.
In a recent interview with Fight Hype, as transcribed by MMA Fighting, Floyd Mayweather Jr. stated that McGregor landed so many strikes on him because the now 50-0 veteran changed up his style.
“That’s because I wasn’t counter-punching and boxing. The reason why he probably landed a higher percentage or landed more shots than those guys was because I was coming straight ahead, I was barely moving, knocking his shots down a little bit and just breaking him down.”
Mayweather continued, “That was the game plan, let him shoot everything. I know he was gonna shoot shots from awkward positions but the game plan was to dig into the body with good shots, hit him with left hooks, hit him with straight right hands and keep walking towards him, keep pressing him and pushing him back.”