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Monday, June 18, 2018

Floyd Mayweather credits McGregor for having ‘solid’ punching power

Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather Jr. had some praise for Conor McGregor after defeating the Irishman in their boxing match on Saturday in Las Vegas.

After his 10th-round TKO win over McGregor, Mayweather acknowledged that the UFC champ has “solid” punching power.

“As far as his punching power – he’s solid. I’ve felt it before, so that’s why I kept coming straight ahead,” Mayweather said after the fight, via MMA Junkie. “Obviously, it wasn’t the type of power to say, ‘I can’t come forward.’ Because if it were that type of power, I wouldn’t have come forward.”

All things considered, McGregor had a good showing in the fight. He won the first few rounds largely because of his activity, but he also prevented Mayweather from getting comfortable.

McGregor didn’t do much damage against Floyd, but he certainly showed he belonged in the ring. If he pursued a boxing career, he would be a legitimate force. Even Mayweather’s word seems to recognize that.

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