Originally posted at MMATorch.com on 8/25/2017
How do you see the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight going? Who wins, what's the finishe and which round?
MICHAEL GROCKE, MMATorch Contributor
When this fight was first being considered I said if Floyd Mayweather wanted to prove a point he’ll knock Conor McGregor out within the first two rounds. Then I saw the opening odds, which only solidified my stance. Then I saw the over/under on rounds set at nine, which gave me pause. The more I thought about it, the more the rounds total being set at nine made sense. Mayweather doesn’t knock his opponents out. Mayweather has cardio for days and uses it to outlast his competitors. It’s a good, but boring strategy. I see him using the exact same strategy against McGregor. Conor doesn’t have the best cardio to begin with and I don’t see him being able to keep up with Mayweather on fight night. McGregor will probably win a round or two, but as the fight progresses I expect Mayweather to start wearing Conor out by going to the body repeatedly. This will wear Conor out leading to a ninth round TKO for Floyd Mayweather.
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