McGregor 'proud' of pro boxing debut

By Daily Sports on September 1, 2017

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Conor McGregor says he is "proud" of what he achieved on his professional boxing debut, despite being stopped in the 10th round by Floyd Mayweather.

The UFC lightweight champion, 29, lost a much-hyped fight as 40-year-old Mayweather took his perfect career record to 50-0 in Las Vegas.

The build-up was dominated by heated exchanges, but McGregor said the American, who came out of retirement for the fight, "won hands down".

"Floyd is a heck of a boxer," he said.

"His experience, his patience and his endurance won him this fight hands down."

I always told him he was not a fighter but a boxer. But sharing the ring with him, he is certainly a solid fighter. Strong in the clinch. Great understanding of frames and head position.

"He has some very strong tools he could bring into an MMA game for sure."

McGregor spent 10 weeks in a training camp prior to the bout, but the Irishman says he could have gone the distance with more preparation time.

"Getting to 12 rounds alone in practice was always the challenge," he said.

"I am happy for the experience and happy to take all these great lessons with me and implement them into my camp going forward."

•Photo shows Cornor McGregor.

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 1, 2017

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