Mayweather vs Mcgregor Live Stream – There’s only a few hours left until Conor McGregor faces Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas this evening, and the world is poised for an enourmous fight. Watch Mayweather vs Mcgregor Live Stream Free on your PC, laptop, Mac, Ipad, Tab, Ps4/3, I-phone Android or any other online device.
Floyd Mayweather –
Record: 49-0 (26 KO) … Streak: W49 … Last 5: 5-0 … Last 10: 10-0 … Stance: Orthodox … Height/Reach: 5’8″ / 72″ … Age: 40
Thoughts: Floyd Mayweather hasn’t fought competitively since September 2015, when he shut down Andre Berto over 12 rounds in a tepid “farewell fight” that nobody ever really thought would be the last fight of his career. But it’s not like anyone at the time expected him to come back this way, either.
David Diamante recently told our own Steph Kent that Mayweather was fighting perhaps the worst opponent he’s ever faced in this matchup. I don’t know that that’s true. McGregor of today probably would beat Roberto Apodaca of 1996, right? I mean Apodaca was smaller, too, but you get my point, or at least part of it, and that part is small.
The greater point is you have to go deep into Mayweather’s career, to the very beginning, to find someone like McGregor on his record. By the time you get to 1998, Mayweather was fighting Genaro Hernandez. By 2001-02, it was Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo. Arturo Gatti, Zab Judah, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Juan Manuel Marquez, Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao. All of those fighters have fallen well short against Floyd.
Mayweather is 40 now, but I’m not buying into age or rust being a problem. He’s known for staying in phenomenal shape all the time, not just getting into great shape when it’s time to train. He’s a master boxer, it’s something he was born into and he’s done it all his life, and he’s been exceptionally great at it.
He is the best pound-for-pound boxer of his generation, and there’s not really an argument against it. He should win this fight, and should do so handily. Frankly, he should rout and embarrass McGregor.
Conor McGregor –
Record: 0-0 (0 KO) … Streak: N/A … Last 5: 0-0 … Last 10: 0-0 … Stance: Southpaw … Height/Reach: 5’9″ / 74″ … Age: 29
Thoughts: Conor McGregor is not a professional boxer. He’s trained, and no doubt trained his ass off. He’s a terrific fighter, great in the Octagon, a multiple-weight champion, and a true superstar for UFC.
But he’s not a professional boxer, and ultimately, that is likely going to be what dooms him.
For the sake of this conversation, though, how can he win this fight? The only way, I think, is to use his weakness as a potential strength. OK, so he doesn’t likely have the subtleties and nuances of boxing down, certainly not on the level of Mayweather. He cannot outbox Floyd, and that means he can’t, in a technical sense, even put himself into position for The Big Punch.
So don’t. Be unorthodox. Wing the shots. Disrupt everything. Do nothing conventionally. Don’t let this become a “boxing match” in any real sense. As soon as it does, it’s over, either by a KO from Mayweather’s superior timing, or by a long, drawn-out decision where Mayweather toys with his opponent and plays it safe, smacking him around at will and avoiding all of McGregor’s attempts to make a charge, until McGregor no longer has the spirit or energy to make them.
Listen, I don’t think McGregor can win this fight. But his only chance is the knockout. He can punch. But this is, quite literally, a different game than he’s ever played before. If he doesn’t make this an out of control brawl, he has absolutely no hope whatsoever.