Jim Lampley is known as one of the greatest color commentators in boxing history and he is a member of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame.
The commentator claims that Floyd Mayweather threw rounds against Conor McGregor in their super fight so he could set up a potential rematch down the line.
“Why should he retire? He created a marvelous scam with this whole thing,” Lampley told TMZ. “He allowed Conor to quote ‘win’ three rounds so that the whole global MMA wish community could have something to latch on to. I think there’s a decent chance there’s enough suckers out there Floyd could maybe make another $150 million. Why not? It’s all a set up.”
Mayweather did win the super fight against McGregor by tenth round TKO, it was McGregor’s pro boxing debut.
Lampley also feels that Mayweather putting out a video of himself training on social media is a sign that he will fight again.
“Are we having a bet on whether or not Floyd Mayweather wants to make another $150 million? It’s not a bet,” Lampley said. “Why else is he putting out videos of himself working out? Why else did he allow Conor McGregor to ‘win’ three rounds? Why did the whole thing last 10 rounds? It’s all a set up.”
After the super fight concluded, the undefeated Mayweather did announce that he was retiring for good because he came out of his first retirement to fight McGregor.