Many people were saying during the fight how flat footed Floyd was. I knew from the 2nd round Floyd was gonna walk this dude down. My only confusion was why he wasn't cutting the ring off like I know he can. But after watching the fight 2 more times and listening to the press conference, Im wondering of that wasn't actually a tactic. Conor was wasting a lot of energy circling around the ring and Floyd clearly could keep up the pace for 12 rounds. So why cut off the ring when your game plan is to tire him out?
As for the stoppage, there's people seriously complaining about it being too early. Are you serious? Dude wasn't defending himself, he was flopping around the ring and there was over 1:30 left in the round. Add to that, Floyd hasn't been hit flush since maybe the 2nd or 3rd round.
I love people's hypocrisy too. All of Floyd's career, there were complaints about him "running" but Conor fought retreating for most of the fight while face a guy AT LEAST 20 lbs smaller who he said he'd KO in 1 round
I think Conor did show some things Floyd hadnt been prepared for as for example at times snapping jab, but all in all I feel like the first three rounds were purely tactical decision, not inability to deal with Mac.
Seeing "little" Floyd just walking Conor down and pressing the attack and fkn going for it like a man was an awesome sight !