Mayweather V McGregor ... the Circus comes to town

Discussion in 'general sports' started by LiamO, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

    They only reason they are there is that the organisers of such events run them with the expectation people like you will be watching.
  2. Dandred

    Dandred Mmmmm Beer!

    I wouldn't drink Corona is you paid me!
  3. Dandred

    Dandred Mmmmm Beer!

    Was she one of the ring girls? Screenshot_2017-08-27-07-56-22-1.png
  4. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    In a shocking result the World's most successful professional boxer beats first timer. That said. Conner seems to be a hoot.
  5. tendril

    tendril Leave your money on the dresser

    Missed the fight live.... anyone ahve any downloadlinks?
  6. juice_terry

    juice_terry Here is a man who would not take it anymore.

    Sums it up . .. that being said I enjoyed the fight

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  7. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

  8. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member magician's assistants? Weatherwomen in tight fitting outfits? Rachel Riley?

    Is your objection to the fact that they are pretty? Or that they are making money? :)
  9. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    I also support galloway and Tommy.

    Don't waste time on this creep.

    The smiley is pure vomit.
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  10. Wilf

    Wilf Meeting few of his KPIs

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  11. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I didn't see the fight but I get the feeling from the reading I have done that Mayweather wanted it to last a reasonable number of rounds so people wouldn't begrudge the money.
  12. S☼I

    S☼I You in a bad mood Harry?

    Nah. Not a chance. He wanted it to last because he knew that's how he would win.
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  13. donkyboy

    donkyboy Crazy cat man

    that blonde ring girl was HOT :)
  14. DexterTCN

    DexterTCN Well-Known Member

    Both, most likely. Worked out for everyone. Connor gave a good show of heart, Mayweather (who couldn't beat any of the current boxing champs, no doubt) showed ring skill.

    The fact that Connor's legs went so badly around round 8 shows shocking preparation though. Being the younger man he should have trained for the full 12 rounds, he didn't have much of a chance but his technical and physical training for the fight does seem to have been lacking, in hindsight.

    I don't recall him using his grappling skills when in close to push his weight down on Mayweather, for instance like this...

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  15. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Yes you are probably right.
    Suggests he didn't exactly fear McGregor's left hand though.
  16. Cid

    Cid 慢慢走

    Should have a bookie in the middle.
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  17. shifting gears

    shifting gears Well-Known Member

    Just watched it - exactly what I expected, although McGregor actually "boxed" a little better than I thought he might.

    It was a decent spectacle, but FM's class told in the end - horrible person but a class act; as soon as CM was spent it was a done deal - I felt slightly guilty watching FM pick him off, but he's a class act, no one could deny that.

    They've both gone home pockets loaded and we've lapped it up, still not sure how I feel about that, other than a bit shite.
  18. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    They are both pretty unpleasant tbf but... what can you do. Here we are :facepalm::)
  19. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

    Enjoyed the fight. As others have mentioned, McGregor held his own fairly well against Mayweather. Glad it's all over now.
  20. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    The wifebeater claims he's retiring but I reckon he'll be back in a year or two when they offer him $100 million to fight a polar bear or something.
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  21. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Fucking hell. Yeah that must be it, same as people objecting to page 3. Just jealousy.
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  22. Red Sky

    Red Sky It was like that when I got here.

    Quite enjoyed the way that Mcgregor occasionally exposed Mayweather's gamesmanship by taking his back and punching him from behind .

    It did beg the question of how turning your back and denying your opponent a target can be a legitimate tactic in what is supposed to be a 'fight'.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2017
  23. killer b

    killer b Nostrofuckingdamus

    incredible that everything seems to have worked out just right for everyone.
  24. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Boxing is more of a sport than a fight. You can't give your back like that in MMA.
  25. cyril_smear

    cyril_smear Well-Known Member

    I thought it was frowned upon in boxing/worthy of the referee stopping the fight.
  26. Corax

    Corax Luke 5:16

    Not so sure about that. Conor's cardio has been conditioned for 3/5 x 5 minutes since he was a nipper; I'm not sure you can convert that to a longer duration so easily. IANAD, but I presume at least some of it will be pretty deeply set, in terms of internal organs - heart, lungs. Some of it's probably a psychological things as well - again, not so easy to overcome with mere training.
    There were at least a couple of times where you could see Conor visibly fighting the instinct to go for a Rear Naked Choke. :D
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  27. PaoloSanchez

    PaoloSanchez Well-Known Member

    Ok just watched it on youtube and tbh it seemed to be a bit different from Radio 5 live commentary that I got up early to listen to. McGregor looked very amateurish, which I suppose is to be expected given that he's a boxing novice. Sure he was game, but I don't think Mayweather was troubled at all and it was like a cat playing with a mouse.

    It was an event, and it had drama and it was super hyped, but it was imo a poor boxing match and Conor was no match for a 41 year old that has been inactive for 2 years. Perhaps it looked different from ringside, Steve Bunce and Mike Costello are usually good boxing analysts, but maybe they got caught up in the hype and I thought gave McGregor way too much credit. McGregor should take the money and run back to UFC because he doesn't really have boxing skills and would get easily found out by any half decent proper boxer. I think Mayweather was toying with Conor and made McGregor look a better boxer than he really is.

    They're both laughing all the way to the bank.
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  28. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Anyone going to try McGregor's whisky?
  29. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Not to mention the lack of power - whose he going to hurt with that stuff?
  30. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    This is a reeeaaaally stupid question, but isn't the whole point in whisky that it's aged? In which case, how do you go about starting up a distillery and getting it on the shelves when he's a (relatively) young guy (so I'm assuming didn't start making whisky 5/10 years ago or whatever)?
    bromley likes this.

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