“The Money Fight” between UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is now a thing of the past.
One of the fight’s biggest critics was legendary boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who would go as far as to say that Mayweather let the UFC star win some rounds during their battle.
“Because Mayweather let him (McGregor win some rounds),” De La Hoya said on The MMA Hour. “The first four of five rounds, he let him do that. … The punches are coming from different angles. It was a bit awkward to watch, actually.”
Despite McGregor winning rounds, the UFC star was soundly finished by Mayweather in the tenth round of their super fight.
De La Hoya even says that Canelo Alvarez would knock out McGregor if they fought in the ring.
“After seeing Saturday’s fight, Canelo probably would have knocked [McGregor] out in one round or two rounds,” De La Hoya said. “Canelo is a knockout guy, he’s a guy who’s not gonna trick people into making a fight last longer than it should last. MMA fighters are amazing fighters and I respect them dearly and boxing fighters are boxers. That’s just the bottom line.”
Even though De La Hoya was critical of the bout, the boxing great does have something in common with McGregor, which is that they both suffered defeats to Mayweather.