Monday, August 28, 2017


Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather stopped tough talking Irishman Conor McGregor with a 10th round TKO and collected a cool $350 million along the way

Conor McGgregor is a proud Irishman through and through. The mixed- martial arts lightweight champion has long sought a fight with Mayweather. On Saturday night in Las Vegas, the MM champ squared off against Money, a traditional boxing champion. He boasted how he would give Mayweather a boxing lesson, even predicting a first-round knockout.

There was no first-round KO. McGreggor did win the first two rounds on the judge’s scorecards, but from then on Money pounded the Irishman's head and body until the 10th round when the referee stopped the bout with McGregor draped over the ropes.

McGregor is pissed off at the referee, claiming that he was only fatigued and could have gone on to the end of the12-round bout.

The ref was right in stopping the fight. If a fighter is hanging onto the ropes to keep from going down, while his opponent is merrily pounding away, he is in deep, deep shit. The ref may very well have kept McGregor from suffering serious injuries in the last 2+ rounds.

Losers by TKO always say they could have continued if the referee hadn’t stopped the fight. And pigs can fly.

McGregor gave a good account of himself and the 20,000 spectators apparently got their money’s worth. Tickets for the first few rows were going for thousands of dollars.

I was a fight manager during the late ’40s and early ’50s, in both Texas and New York. Thus I know a little about the fight game and its boxers. I have always maintained that Kung Fu type fighters, kick boxers, 240-pound NFL linebackers or MM A fighters are no match for a good traditional boxer. There have been a number of these nontraditional fighters that have squared off against a traditional boxer and I am not aware of any such fighters ever beating a good traditional boxer.

I remember when a former NFL player faced off against a traditional boxer. The NFL player looked grotesque as his flabby 50+ pounds of fat received a good shellacking and he was so exhausted that he couldn’t get up off his stool for the third round.

Money said this was definitely his last fight. I guess he’ll spend his retirement counting his money.

I salute Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather, a fighter with an astounding 50-0 record!


Anonymous said...

He will be broke again soon.

BarkGrowlBite said...

Not Money. While many boxers who earned millions of dollars ended up broke, Money was already a near-billionaire because he's got a good set of money managers. Mayweather is not stupid.