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George Foreman with shocking opinion on the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight

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After "The Money Fight" on August 26, people were generally pleased by what they witnessed.

The general opinion was that Conor McGregor did a good job at the beginning, counter-punched one of the best counter punchers in the game, and even won the early rounds.

Eventually, Floyd Jr. took over the show, showed his skills, and finished the Irishman at the 10th round.

Two-time heavyweight world champion George Foreman also had his say, and it sounds a bit different.

In his recent interview at the Obviously Fight Talk podcast, he even claimed McGregor was able to hurt Mayweather with a body shot, until referee Richard Byrd intervened.

“The referee protected Mayweather in one of the last rounds,” Foreman declared.

“He had him hurt, and was going for the finish, and the referee stepped in for no reason at all and stopped it. It was a vicious body punch.

“Conor had him with a good body shot and the referee saved him, but that's typical of a boxing match.

“Not only did he surprise Floyd Mayweather, he surprised me and a whole host of experts, because McGregor hit Mayweather often, his defense didn't even work against Conor,” he added.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Conor McGregor

“He had to come out and fight like an old boxing slugger, like George Foreman or something.”

Floyd Jr. is believed to have barely trained for the fight, so probably that made McGregor so impressive in the former champion's eyes. 

Foreman seems to be satisfied by the show produced and believes all the doubters were wrong and should regret it.

Foreman claimed: “It’s probably…it’s going to be hard to top it. It could have been the fight of the year.”

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The above comes on the contrary of what many boxing specialists, former fighters, as well as media members, thought.

Most of the boxing people were not big fans of the idea of Mayweather vs. McGregor from the beginning, and made it clear that it's an insult for the sport of boxing.

But, based on how the fight revealed, Foreman says apologies should actually be issued.

“Well, for the first time, I think all of the media should apologize for all the negative things they were saying about the fight.”

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