UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor faced a lot of critics when he decided to face the legendary Floyd Mayweather in “The Money Fight.”
ESPN personality Max Kellerman was one of those critics and now the sports analyst says he was wrong about the UFC Lightweight Champion.
“I was wrong to say Conor wouldn’t land a punch – he landed several actual punches cleanly. He won a few rounds early when Floyd hadn’t started fighting yet, which is amazing to me. But ultimately he didn’t really have a chance to win the fight and Floyd won in the way he did partly because he is an older, flat-footed fighter now,” Kellerman said on ESPN First Take.
Kellerman has a lot of experience calling professional boxing bouts, although he was not a part of the commentary team for “The Money Fight.”
The ESPN personality even admits that the super fight was the best version of the boxing match that could’ve happened.
“That was the best version of what that fight could have possibly been and I want to start out by saying, Conor McGregor deserves enormous credit,” said Kellerman. “He is an exceptional fighter. An exceptional fighter. Even among champions, he stands out. And what stood out to me for Conor the boxer - first of all, he’s making his pro debut against one of the best fighters ever and he’s early on doing enough to stay in the fight. That’s amazing. Even the fact that he went 10 rounds in his pro debut is amazing.”
McGregor’ next move in the boxing world is unknown at this time as his is expected to return to the UFC for his next bout.