Douglas was a good boxer but without discipline which is why he lasted one fight as champion. He didn't just beat Tyson, he beat him up. He was overweight when he defended the title. Like other boxers before him he had drug issues and couldn't handle the fame. Wasted talent. Douglas opened the door on how to fight Tyson. Tyson was never the same after that fight. The reason Douglas was such a big underdog before the Tyson fight had nothing to do with his talent just his work ethic and life issues. When he trained properly and was serious he was good.Irondan said:How was Douglass a World Champion boxer? He was a massive underdog before the fight, as much as Coner Mcgregor is now. Nobody thought he had a chance in hell, but he shocked the world with the biggest upset ever at the time.King Boonen said:Nah, that was massive, but Douglas was a World Champion boxer.Irondan said:Or more like Buster Douglass beating Iron Mike Tyson in Tokyo....King Boonen said:I think it's fair to say that it would be the biggest sporting upset of all time if McGregor wins, at least in the running with the likes of Leicester winning the Premiership. As much as I would love it to happen (not because I like McGregor, I just really dislike Mayweather) I just don't see how it could possibly happen if Mayweather has been even slightly serious in his preparation.
I think that's his only possibility for an early stoppage.Alpe d'Huez said:Well, he could cut Conner, and wear him out, into quitting on his school, or the ref or doc stopping it on cuts....
Yeah, tis a shame...pretty sure Connor was just a few punches away from falling.jmdirt said:YES, boxing is officially a joke! Byrd wasn't protecting CMc, he was protecting boxing. You can't stop a fight when a guy is still on his feet and has not been down yet! CMc was gassed and likely would have gone down without Byrd making himself the story. #fnjoke!!
"I thought it was an early stoppage." "Let me go down. let the man put me down." CMc
First of all, we'll never find out. Mayweather's too (dare I say) smart*(1) for that. He'd never enter the Octogon because he knows he'd get dismembered starting with his head right down to his toes.Pricey_sky said:Must give credit to McGregor, many didn't think he'd last more than a couple of rounds and yet he actually won at least 3 in my opinion. Mayweathers class showed eventually and he executed his game plan perfectly, Connor had nothing left by the 10th.
Would Mayweather last 10 rounds in the octagon with McGregor? I seriously doubt it.
I watched the fight last night and you could really see the difference in size between the two fighters with McGregor being much bigger and longer than Mayweather. I think the size difference is a major factor in McGregors performance in the first three or four rounds. Without McG's size advantage, Floyd would have dominated from round one.Red Rick said:My guess it's way harder for an untrained MMA'er to hold his own than it is for an untrained boxer. It's not really comparable. Also isn't McGregor taller and heavier than Mayweather?
It was a TKO, which in my opinion is different than a straight up knockout. To me a knockout is defined by laying out on the canvas flat on your back (or in some other prone position) after being hit violently in the head. A TKO doesn't seem as violent but it's just as abrupt of an ending.Alpe d'Huez said:Well, Floyd found someone he could finally KO, and collect even more money in doing so. Whew!
And if it continued he would have been KO'd or been damaged pointlessly. The fight was done as McGregor wasn't protecting himself and his legs were gone.Irondan said:It was a TKO, which in my opinion is different than a straight up knockout. To me a knockout is defined by laying out on the canvas flat on your back (or in some other prone position) after being hit violently in the head. A TKO doesn't seem as violent but it's just as abrupt of an ending.Alpe d'Huez said:Well, Floyd found someone he could finally KO, and collect even more money in doing so. Whew!
Mike Tyson used to knockout the lights, in stark contrast to Mayweathers "knockout" of Conar McGregor where the ref stopped the fight because McG stopped punching back for the last minute or so of the fight but still had his wits about himself but was so exhausted that he couldn't lift his arms and hit back.
In my opinion which is shared by many others, a KO and TKO are much different.
Conar McGregor was TKO'd.
McGregor never won any national boxing championship. He has no amateur record to speak of.kingjr said:It would be ridiculous to ask that of Mayweather. McGregor has boxed as a teenager (been All Ireland boxing champion at a point) and he has always boxed as part of his training, whereas I'm not aware that Mayweather has ever done anything except boxing.