Mayweather 'Did Not Train For McGregor Fight', Says Floyd Snr
Even a few weeks after the Floyd Mayweather - Conor McGregor superfight, the dust is still settling on just how serious one of the participants was taking it.
Despite winning the fight handily, Floyd Mayweather appears not to have taxed himself too much in his preparation for facing McGregor, with his father - Floyd Senior - telling BoxingScene.com that Floyd didn't train for the fight.
"Floyd would have stopped [McGregor] a lot earlier if he worked even a little bit," said Floyd Snr. "Floyd did not train for that fight - he literally whupped that boy, that's what he did.
"Just imagine if my son would have prepared and would have trained the way he [normally] would for a fight, he would have stopped [McGregor] even sooner
"What the world saw was only 50 percent of what my son is capable of doing" he continued.
"Yes, you can say it - it was like he literally came off the street to beat that man. That's how good my son is. That's basically it.
"I used to run with my son, but we haven't run together in a long time. As far as I'm concerned, he didn't run for this fight. Floyd didn't put all of what Floyd could do in the McGregor fight."
The claims were corroborated by one of Floyd's training camp - if it could be called that - who preferred to remain anonymous.
"Floyd hit the speed bag or did a light run, but he spent more time promoting the fight and at his businesses than preparing for McGregor. There's no way around it, Floyd is a genetic freak" said the source.
"He's been fighting so long that things just come naturally to him. All this social media stuff about McGregor going 10 rounds with the best in the world is bullshit. It's actually the other way around - a 50 per cent version of Floyd Mayweather came off the street and pounded one of the world's best MMA fighters, and hardly trained to do it. It says how much better Floyd is than McGregor."
If true, it shows just how big the gulf between the two is. Conor McGregor posted constant videos of his training - admittedly, he makes a lot of money from selling exercise gear, so it makes sense for him to publicise it - and was in impeccable physical shape.
That isn't to say that Floyd wasn't looking good, but Conor was the man stripped to his smalls at the weigh-in.
With these revelations from the Mayweather camp however, it seems like the fight might have proved that technique beats conditioning every time.
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