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Last night on Showtime Boxing, Floyd Mayweather (50-0, 27 KO’s) picked up his 50th victory, surpassing Rocky Marciano (49-0) and rhode off into the sunset for the last time.  Mayweather knocked out Conor McGregor (0-1, 0 KO’s) in the 10th round.  McGregor looked foolish in the ring from the very beginning, but managed to win the first 3 rounds simply because Mayweather was not throwing any punches.  In the 4th round, Mayweather finally let his hands go, and it was demolition of the MMA superstar.  Floyd was picking McGregor off with timely counters over and over again.

By the 7th round, McGregor looked totally gassed like he was going to collapse at any moment.  The 10th round would mark the end for Conor McGregor, who could barley stand on his feet at that point, as Floyd pinned him into the corner and started throwing combinations.  Mayweather landed a huge right hand followed by a left hook and a series of jabs.  At that point, McGregor really had nothing left in the tank.  He dropped his hands and took the shots.  Without throwing any punches back, and absorbing too much punishment, the referee stopped the fight, and Mayweather cruised to victory.

On the under card, Andrew Tabiti (15-0, 12 KO’s) defeated Steve Cunningham (29-9-1, 13 KO’s) in their Cruiserweight bout by a 10 round unanimous decision.  Gervonta Davis (19-0, 18 KO’s) went at it with Fransisco Fonseca (19-1-1, 13 KO’s) and disposed of him with a very questionable TKO victory in the 8th round.  Davis hit Fonseca in the back of the head, and the referee deemed it a clean hit and a TKO for Davis.  Badou Jack (22-1-2, 13 KO’s) was spectacular in his 5th round TKO victory against Nathan Cleverly (30-4, 16 KO’s).  In his first bout at Light Heavyweight, he bloodied the naturally bigger Cleverly, and took the WBA Light Heavyweight title home in a very impressive victory.

Back to the topic of Mayweather VS McGregor, this analysis will be very opinionated.  The fight was a joke, plane and simple.  I have never seen Floyd not punch at all, even though he usually tends to be a slow starter.  The whole thing just seemed scripted on Floyd’s part, even thought Conor McGregor was most likely not aware of it.  It pains me to say this, being a huge TMT and Mayweather fan, but I almost wish this fight didn’t happen.  Was telling my friends form the beginning, even before fight night, Floyd is going to try to make this a show and let McGregor fight, and then when he decided it was necessary, he would take him out.  People were praising McGregor for fighting a brilliant start to the fight.  He actually did not.  He looked awkward and unsure of himself.  The reason he “looked great” in the first 3 rounds is because Floyd wasn’t fighting.  McGregor is not an experienced boxer, and if Floyd fought rounds 1-3 the way he fought 8-10, he would have taken McGregor out in the first round or two.  But then that wouldn’t have been a show!  Once Mayweather decided that it was time to fight, he was landing at will.  If he decided to not let Conor have a chance at all, and fought the first half of the fight, the show would have been over early, but at least it would have been real!!!

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE 

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Tonight August 26th 2017, the mega fight between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Conor McGregor will finally take place.  The fight will be at the T-Mobil Arena in Paradise Nevada and will be live on Showtime Pay Per View at 9pm ET.  In the co-feature, Nathan Cleverly will defend his WBA Light Heavyweight title against Badou Jack.  Also on the card, Gervonta Davis will take on Fransisco Fonseca in a 12 round Super Featherweight bout.  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Floyd Mayweather Jr Tale of The Tape Conor McGregor
149.5 Official Weight 153
49 Wins 0
0 Lost 0
26 KOs 0
0 Draws 0
49 Total Fights 0
53% KO% %
5’8″ Height 5’9″
72″ Reach  74″
Orthodox Stance Southpaw
Grand Rapids, MI, USA Nationality Dublin, Ireland
February 24th, 1977 Date of Birth July 14th, 1988

 

Predictions:

Gervonta Davis  —  def  —  Fransisco Fonseca  —  via  —  KO 3rd round

Badou Jack  — def  —  Nathan Cleverly  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Floyd Mayweather  —  def  —  Connor McGregor  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

This Saturday night, live on HBO Boxing at 9:30 PM ET time, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KO’s) squares off against his mandatory contender Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KO’s).  Kovalev will be defending his WBAsuper, IBF, and WBO Light Heaveyweight titles, and the fight will take place in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada.  Here is the breakdown and my predictions for Saturday nights main event:

SERGEY KOVALEV

-Record:  27 – 0 – 1, 24 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight (175 pounds)

-Height:  6′ 0″

-Reach:  72″

-Notable Fights

  • Nathan Cleverly  —  Win, TKO 4th round (12), 8/17/13.  (Won WBO Light Heavyweight title)
  • Bernard Hopkins  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 11/8/14.  (Won IBF & WBAsuper Light Heavyweight titles)
  • Jean Pascal  —  Win, TKO 8th round (12), 3/14/15.  (Retained IBF, WBAsuper, & WBO Light Heavyweight Titles)

Kovalev has been on a roll against top tier opponents in the Light Heavyweight division.  He is fighting all the best available to him, and mowing them down one by one.  His last 6 fights have come against top 10 ranked opponents in the Light Heavyweight division, and he has knocked out all of them except the legendary Bernard Hopkins.  No reason to think that he will let up or slow down against Mohammedi.

NADJIB MOHAMMEDI

-Record:  37 – 3, 23 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight (175 pounds)

-Height:  5′ 11″

-Reach:  70″

-Notable Fights

  • Anatoly Dudchenko  —  Win TKO 7th round (12), 2014.

Mohammedi is relatively unknown here in the United States.  He was last seen on the undercard of Hopkins VS Kovalev, and won by KO victory in the first round.  In 2014, after defeating Dudchenko, he earned the right to fight Bernard Hopkins for his titles, but it never happened with Hopkins losing to Kovalev.  So now Mohammedi get the same shot against Kovalev, but with even more titles on the line.

Prediction:

Sergey Kovalev  —  def  —  Nadjib Mohammedi  —  via  —  TKO 10th round.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE