Why did Mayweather take it easy on McGregor but go all out on Nasukawa?

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  1. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    First guy I spare was that leg kicked me was a Muay Thai fool
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  2. HellSpawn86

    HellSpawn86 Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 6, 2007
    Can't think of why Mayweather would KO Nasukawa so quickly, however I think he carried McGregor to give fans more of their money's worth. Mayweather's biggest fights; DLH and Pacquiao were considered stinkers. Most fans, especially MMA fans were satisfied with the McGregor fight and thought there was more action.
  3. hobby rider

    hobby rider Member Full Member

    Aug 4, 2020
  4. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    The answer is because McGregor was pounding him and Floyd was suddenly out of his depth. He basically fought to survive until Conor's steam was gone. Floyd may or may not have trained for that, but anybody thinking Mayweather deliberately looked like shyte for "entertainment" value needs their head read. Floyd "the ego" Mayweather never did that before that I can recall.
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  5. Skins

    Skins Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 20, 2011
    Probably thought that if McGregor did ok he might be able to sell a rematch
  6. POTUS

    POTUS Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 26, 2016
    Money on the Round is possible
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  7. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

    Jan 7, 2014
    The leprechaun was much larger than Mayweather, so Floyd had to be careful.
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  8. Badbot

    Badbot I Am An Actual Pro. Full Member

    Apr 17, 2011
    McGregor actually surprised Floyd. He clearly won those first 3 rounds because he was boxing really well. Floyd had a though time in those first few rounds.
    But he said post fight that it was always their gameplan to take it slow and wear him down. So that´s what Floyd did. He figured McGregor out and by the 4th round or so, he was walking him down and getting the better of Conor.

    Tenshin is a 5´5 featherweight. So it´s no wonder that Floyd just blasted him.
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