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If you miss you pay by Bruno dos Santos

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„Floyd came to the ring as if he was about to finish his career by writing a book, a book that was written along the years with lots of sweat, tears and punches, a perfect fairy tale, a book without mistakes and without excuses. Connor was a tough challenger, even though he was trying to reach something that not even the best boxers were able to do so, he came out swinging and trying his best to achieve what only the fans, most likely the Irish fans thought to be possible.“

The so awaited day has arrived, millions of people around the globe have being waiting for the clash of the titans, well the clash of 2 very different titans.
One hour before Mayweather step in the ring we all heard the only phrase that could resume what was about to happen inside the ring, if Connor McGregor missed any opportunity, he would pay for all what he had said during the press conferences.
It’s hard to understand what happened on that night, hard to understand how we got so involved on a fight between the best boxer of our generation against an MMA fighter, a good MMA fighter don’t get us wrong, but two very different athletes all together. A match that everyone kind of knew the way it would finish. Floyd Mayweather proved once again that under the Boxing rules he is unbeatable, he finished his career like no one ever, 50–0, a mark that made history.
His last fight couldn’t have a best belt, the Money belt. Not that we were in favour of it, but damn it fit the part. Floyd Mayweather or just “Money” finished his career proving that doesn’t matter who steps against him, inside the ring there is only one, only Floyd.
We would love to see the likes of Vasyl Lomachenko taking that fight as the retirement fight for Floyd, but as money talks, that’s something we will only be able to see on our wildest dreams.   

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Floyd came to the ring as if he was about to finish his career by writing a book, a book that was written along the years with lots of sweat, tears and punches, a perfect fairy tale, a book without mistakes and without excuses. Connor was a tough challenger, even though he was trying to reach something that not even the best boxers were able to do so, he came out swinging and trying his best to achieve what only the fans, most likely the Irish fans thought to be possible.
He lived up to all his promises along his career.  History was made, they were coming to the ring, the best MMA fighter against the best Boxer, you could see on the faces of the fans the  moment that everyone realized that there is a big difference between what Connor would like to do and what he could do.
Even being the eleven years younger, Connor wasn’t the faster or the stronger, to be honest Floyd didn’t look the goods he used to either, and the first few rounds were more of a warm up to one side as opposed to being the best moments of the bout to the other. McGregor gave his best from the start and was awarded the winner of the first few rounds and we can’t forget a great body shot he engaged with perfection on the 8th round. He also showed a good potential, a new face that can definitely challenge other Boxers (apparently he has a new Boxing deal on the way), but most likely we will all see a Nate Diaz vs Connor McGregor 3 for another money making scheme that will get everyone back into the UFC mode. Not sure what you all thought of their first 2 bouts, but some people say, and we kind of agree, Nate had the best of him on both occasion, but hey that wouldn’t sell any more tickets, so here we go for another trilogy.
Nevertheless, the Boxing frenzy was going and went all the way according to the expectations of most. Floyd took over the centre ring, showcased some of his best moves outscoring the Irishman until the referee stoppage on the 10th round. Some said it was an early stop, Connor said the same, but hey, the ref was doing his job in keeping the safety of the combatants as the priority, and did it as he did in the many years of experience he has under his belt.
Talking about a good show, yeah what a show it was, some really good fights in the undercard as well, some well picked fights, but a great show all together. We can only hope that this brings a better image to the Boxing community, but we highly doubt it.
The main concern we have, in all honesty, is the message that is being passed on to the future generations. This is what happens in Combat Sports, it spreads a message to a lot of people and the young ones are usually the ones that take the most of it.
Imagine the hundreds of thousand kids of Ireland, that now are having this man, The Notorious Connor McGregor as their role model. What message are they receiving?
Did everyone see the post conference interviews where Connor came in half drunk promoting an Irish Whisky brand that he is engaging into selling it now? What kind of athlete does that? Well it’s kind of hard to measure the effects that will bring it to the little ones and to the not so little ones that are not able to filter all this mess about that was involved with this fight.
Don’t pretend to be a full capable athlete when you are 11 years younger than your opponent and get tired way before your 11 years older opponent.
Don’t think that if you get a good promoter, talk the most amount of shit in the history, you will achieve something, you might just not have Dana White by your side to put you up there.
It became so important for a lot of people out there the amount of money they were generating out of this fight, like if the money made was going to help the world or find the cure for cancer. For us, that really love our sport, this was not even close to be an important subject. We can only hope they do something nice with the money they made, and that the Boxing community alongside the MMA community can somehow benefit themselves from another Boxing super bout.

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