The August 26 boxing match between boxer Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial artist Conor McGregor, which delivered both men hundreds of millions of dollars and ended in a tenth round stoppage win for Mayweather, was no more than a scripted scam.
That’s the view of HBO boxing commentator Jim Lampley, who this week blasted the Mayweather vs. McGregor ‘money fight’ and said he wouldn’t be at all surprised if Mayweather, recently spotted hitting a heavy bag in his gym, returned to boxing – yet again! – for a rematch next year.
“Why else is he putting out videos of himself working out?” Lampley told TMZ on Wednesday. “He allowed Conor McGregor to ‘win’ three rounds. Why did the whole thing last 10 rounds? It’s all a setup.”
Mayweather, undefeated in 50 professional fights, claimed the McGregor victory would be his last in a boxing ring. However, with hundreds more millions still to be made, Lampley sees no reason why the 40-year-old would hang up the gloves just yet.
“Why should he retire?” Lampley said. “He created a marvelous scam with this whole thing. He allowed Conor to quote ‘win’ three rounds, so the whole global MMA wish community could have something to latch onto. I think there’s a decent chance (of a rematch). There are enough suckers out there, Floyd could maybe make another $150 million.”