George Foreman is one of the greatest boxers to ever step into the ring, competing in some of the greatest fights in the sports history.
When it comes to “The Money Fight” between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, the boxing great proclaims that it could be the “fight of the year.”
“Well, for the first time, I think all of the media should apologize for all the negative things they were saying about the fight,” Foreman said on Obviously Fight Talk. “It’s probably…it’s going to be hard to top it. It could have been the fight of the year.”
In the super fight, it was Mayweather scoring a tenth round TKO victory over the current UFC Lightweight Champion.
Foreman even believes that the referee for the super fight was trying to protect Mayweather towards the later rounds of the fight.
“The referee protected Mayweather in one of the last rounds. (Conor) hurt him,” said Foreman. “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.”
The fight did mark the professional boxing debut for McGregor, the UFC fighters future in the sport is unknown at this time.