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Quote: Mayweather Will KO McGregor In Three

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Last week, it was finally announced that legendary former five division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather would officially be coming out of retirement to take on UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a boxing match on August 26, 2017 in Las Vegas.

Since then, much of the talk has come from McGregor’s side, as the Irishman’s team has showed nothing but confidence. Mayweather, on the other hand, hasn’t said much.

Many in the combat sports world, however, are indeed expecting Mayweather to win. After all, “Money” is one of the very best boxers of his generation, while McGregor has never competed in a professional boxing match to date.

In fact, longtime boxing coach Angelo Reyes, a product of the legendary Freddie Roach, feels as if Mayweather will finish McGregor early:

“Mayweather will knock him out in three (rounds) or less,” Reyes told MMAJunkie Radio. “Everybody thinks, ‘Oh, well, Floyd is just going to dance around.’ Not in this fight. And he doesn’t dance around. I don’t think he dances around anyway. You have to truly understand the craft of boxing to really understand what he does.”

Despite having never stepped into the squared circle, McGregor has taken on fighters in the Octagon who possess a boxing-based style, most notably Nate Diaz, who the “Notorious” one fought twice in 2016. Reyes used these bouts to back up his prediction regarding Mayweather-McGregor:

“Arguable. I can argue it,” Reyes said. “(McGregor) didn’t dominate Nate Diaz. … I’m just saying that he didn’t beat the heck out of Nate Diaz.” 

Simply put. Reyes feels that if McGregor couldn’t ‘dominate Diaz, then he certainly doesn’t stand a chance against Mayweather.

What are your thoughts?

  • Arman Torus

    he will dance around.. what are you talking about? he might get a ko in the 8th round or later when connor tires out.. floyd will not do anything to risk a loss.. just like his other fights.. just pot shot and run..

    • Pato

      Mate, you need to educate yourself buddy! And all you MMA wannabe’s. You don’t know shit! Watch the Mayweather v Ricky Hatton fight. Hatton was as tough as they come but Mayweather adapted to Hatton’s style by playing the same rough tactics. Mayweather keeped coming forward to Hatton and even played dirty by using elbows on occasions. Hatton was tough in this fight but Mayweather demolished him. Connor ain’t going to do shit!

    • Jeff Harris

      8th round ? I see him gassing out pretty fast …

      • Arman Torus

        thats definetly possible.. he might gas out but floyd is not likely to go for a kill until connor is seriously broken down.. we’ll see soon enough

        • Jeff Harris

          I think he will pepper the shit out of him 😀 … wont matter if he gets the kill or not really …

  • LNX03

    Freddie Roach is an ill man and doesn’t think straight. MM has not KO anyone in years. He does not have one punch KO power. And now he is going to KO Connor inside 3rounds? Your on Crack!!

    • Murderous1

      Did you forget that the referee can stop a one sided beating and his corner can throw in the towel and laugh all the way to the bank

      • LNX03

        Hahaha! No freaking way anyone will throw in a towel for that reason…either one will be the laughing stock of the world.

        • Murderous1

          You think he cares about being a laughing stock for millions of dollars that is what this is all about he knows he cannot beat Mayweather Tony or Khabib he is going to laugh at you all the way to the bank

          • LNX03

            Maybe Tony yes but Khabib? Really? He Can’t even make it to the ring…he doesn’t know how to cut weight…as the competition toughin the weight cut gets harder.

        • Murderous1

          You don’t know Sht about boxing why take more brain damage when you have already lost Mosley’s coach threatened to throw in the towel do your research before you run your mouth with a stupid opinion

          • LNX03

            Ok Mr I’m a prophet!!!
            Look who’s running their mouth..

  • Pato

    And all you MMA wannabe’s. You don’t know shit! Watch the Mayweather v Ricky Hatton fight. Hatton was as tough as they come but Mayweather adapted to Hatton’s style by playing the same rough tactics. Mayweather keeped coming forward to Hatton and even played dirty by using elbows on occasions. Hatton was tough in this fight but Mayweather demolished him. Connor ain’t going to do shit!

    • LNX03

      You must be on crack cocaine to even fathom the thought of comparing that fight to this upcoming fight. MM was 30yrs old also. Over 10yrs has passed. There is no way on earth MM is just as fast and crisp as he was.

      • Pato

        That’s true it was a while ago, but we must be realistic in this case MM is a fit 40 year old that has a huge advantage. Even at the age of 40 he still faster then 90% of fighters. Andre Berto and Manny would destroy Connor. I’m 45 sparring 25 year old MMA guys. I’ve done boxing for a long time and these young guys can’t hit me with a solid shot. just saying how it is!